The Conception Of God; A Philosophical Discussion Concerning The Nature Of The Divine Idea As A…

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byJosiah Royce

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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. 1898. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PART III THE PRINCIPLE OF INDIVIDUATION The question: What is an individual? and the related question: What principle is the source of Individuation, or of the presence and variety of individuals in the world, or in our knowledge ? -- these are matters of no small importance for logic, for psychology, and for metaphysics. All these three doctrines have to do with individuals, as possible objects of thought, as well as with those other logical objects called universal. The psychologist has to ask the question: How do we come by the knowledge of the individual objects? -- whether primarily or by some secondary process, and whether solely through experience or by virtue of some reflective or intuitive insight. The metaphysician is above all concerned with the questions: What sort of individuals does the real world contain? and, How are they distinguished from one another and from the other types of reality which the universe contains, if there are such other types? The present division of this paper has something to say of all three aspects of our problem; and, as a fact, all three aspects are obviously closely related to one another. I DEFINITION OF THE PROBLEM As to the general interest of the problem, even outside of technical philosophy, there can be no doubt. When one reflects upon the social and ethical problems which have gathered about the word "individualism," one is reminded that, after all, men bleed and die in this world for the sake of logic as well as for the sake of home and bread, and that the problems of the study are also the problems of human destiny. If one turns from practical life to the questions of theory, one is reminded that, in theology, God is conceived as an individual, and that each man is an individual, and that Christianity ...

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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. 1898. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PART III THE PRINCIPLE OF INDIVIDUATION The question: What is an individual? and the related question: What principle is the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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