The Categories by James Hutchison StirlingThe Categories by James Hutchison Stirling

The Categories

byJames Hutchison Stirling

Paperback | January 6, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1903. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE CATEGORIES CHAPTER I OF CATEGOKIES GENERALLY In starting with the word "Categories," and as though for a general reader, it certainly does seem only natural that such general reader would expect to be told in the first place, at least generally, what categories are. Trendelenburg, now, has formally an express book on the subject, his "Geschichte der Categorienlehre," just a history of all that concerns the general subject of the Categories. Beginning with the Aristotelian Categories, he treats at full length of all others that appeared to him justly to fall under the name: Pythagorean, Eleatic, Sophistic, Socratic, Platonic, Stoic, Epicurean, Skeptic, NeoPlatonic, Patristic, Scholastic, down through Valla, Vives, Eamus, Gassendus, Campanella, Bacon, Descartes, Spinoza, Locke, Leibnitz, and many others, to Kant, Fichte, Schelling, Krause, Herbart, Hegel. This, plainly, is tantamount to a whole history, whether ancient, mediaeval, or modern, treated, as it were, by this one single man, and from his one single point of view. It is well that the reader in question should know as much; but we here, for our part, have no such apparent totality of an object. Nor indeed is it, in essential depth, necessary. It is really with Kant, and since Kant, that, in relation to Categories, we can, of essential depth, talk at all. Kant began the subject in this way, that, perplexed by Hume's call for the reason that necessarily bound the effect to its cause, and shut out from the whole sphere of sensible experience, in which, as stands up at once to every eye on the least reflection, what is called contingency is alone all and everywhere, while, for its part again, what is called necessity is null and nowhere (causes and effects in this world, for example, are all of t...
Title:The CategoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021711430X

ISBN - 13:9780217114301