The Elements Of Intellectual Science; A Manual For Schools And Colleges

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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.1874 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. THE FINITE AND CONDITIONED.--THE INFINITE AND ABSOLUTE. The questions concerning the finite and its relations, the conditioned and its dependence upon the absolute, are the most vexed and the most unsettled of any in modern speculation. Can the infinite be conceived or known by a finite intellect? Can the unconditioned be brought under those relations which are appropriate only to the conditioned? These questions we must attempt to answer, if we would analyze all the powers and explain all the products of the human intellect. We can do this more successfully if we consider the finite and the conditioned apart from the infinite and the absolute. We begin with I. The finite and the conditioned. § 336. The process of knowledge in all the forms as yet considered, is a unifying and therefore a kmi-limmug i,roting process. Each object which it takes in hand it. analyzes into many parts, and discriminates into various elements. The parts it then proceeds to recombine into a completed whole: the elements it blends into a perfected product. It leaves it a completed whole or finished result, which passes into the sum of its possessions as a known, a defined, and therefore a limited or finite object. Thus, in sense-perception, the objects are perceived by being first separated into distinct percepts, each of which is perfected by a separate act of analytic attention, and which are again united into a completed whole in space. The units thus constituted may be enlarged by the imagination and memory. Spatial objects may be added one to another, so as to increase the space-unit to the farthest limit; or the imagination may suppose them created where they are not. Memory may add to the present mental states all that have gone before within its own exper...

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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.1874 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. THE FINITE AND CONDITIONED.--THE INFINITE AND ABSOLUTE. The questions concerning the finite and its relations, the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.47 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217075541

ISBN - 13:9780217075541

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