Spiritual pluralism and recent philosophy

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byCyril Albert Richardson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919. Excerpt: ... while the latter is identical with the subject of experience, is simply a relation of presentation, the latter being an ultimate relation, the nature of which we all realize. But if we take a more objective standpoint, and include in the body of the individual the sense-data connected with it of other individuals, we are faced with the further question as to the relation of these other sensedata to the first individual, who is the "mind" considered. It seems doubtful whether a satisfactory answer can be given to this question so long as we continue to consider the body simply as a physical object. We shall now, however, proceed to give a more concrete meaning to the term "body" than it possesses when it refers (as it must do in the so-called "objective" sciences) to a certain class of sense-data. It is not an easy matter to settle the exact ontological status of the objects presented to us in perceptual experience. In attempting to get beyond these immediate data, we must beware of employing the categories which we use in connection with events occurring within the object of experience. For while, if we consider the way in which knowledge has grown, we find that many of these categories in the fullest significance they have for us are applicable more widely than to the object of experience alone, this is not always the case. The category of causality, for example, as used in physical science, is strictly applicable only within the object of experience, although in the deeper meaning that we find it to possess for such individuals as ourselves if we investigate its basis as a concept (namely, efficient activity), it implies a reference beyond the immediate data of sense, the latter being in certain respects capable of interpretation in terms of it1. The ma...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919. Excerpt: ... while the latter is identical with the subject of experience, is simply a relation of presentation, the latter being an ultima...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217321623

ISBN - 13:9780217321624

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