The Development Of Modern Philosophy (volume 1); With Other Lectures And Essays

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byRobert Adamson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1903. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... finds a solution for the antithesis between mechanical and final causation, the influence of which upon his thinking has already been noted. Put briefly, one may say that, according to him, the more developed our knowledge the more we understand the plan of the universe, nay, even, understand that its arrangements constitute a plan, and the more clearly therefore we apprehend that mechanism is in place only as the arrangement of the laws of the subordinate instrument. In this way also Leibniz comes near a general answer to the problem his physical researches had brought before him. The principles of mechanics, lie was then led to say, have their root in metaphysics. The metaphysical principle is evidently his conception of the plan which the whole universe is designed to realise; the mechanical principles depend thereon as formulating the conditions under which the realisation of that plan is brought about. II. Review Of Leibniz's Philosophy. 1. Phenomenal Existence of Perceived Things. The Monadology, written in 1714, contains, in a series of succinct propositions, a systematic account of Leibniz's doctrine and of its leading applications.1 The portion of the theory which receives least recognition in the Monadology is that which concerns what we must call the phenomenal existence of what is apprehended in sense-perception. It is, of course, evident that for Leibniz the reality of perceived things cannot possibly mean a mode of existence characterised by the features which these objects seem to possess as perceived 1 [This account was followed by the This portion of the course is omitted author in his lectures, in which he here, as the Monadology is now easily translated and commented on the accessible in English in Prof. Latta's Monadology paragraph by paragra...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1903. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... finds a solution for the antithesis between mechanical and final causation, the influence of which upon his thinking has already been...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217382509

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