The Essentials Of Philosophy; Wherein Its Constituent Principles Are Traced Throughout The Various…

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byGeorge Jamieson

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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. 1859. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... sition, / think, as analytical or synthetical, that we must needs come to the pure transcendental I. If analytical, he holds the pure I as given in the proposition: if synthetical, he holds it as the goal to which we must come. In the former case, we say his pure I is a pure petitio principii, wholly unwarranted--a gratuitous invention, not contained in the proposition as an absolute datum. In the latter case, we must regard it as an illustration of the ignoratio elenchi, in as far as, synthetically, there is absolutely no means of proving the existence--no means of evidencing the reality, of this transcendental I. Sect. II.--The Formation And Constitution Of The Ego. Kant asks, unless you place a pure I at the foundation, in what way can you account for your empirical I--the I of experience--the I which is constantly shifting in semblance and character, in nature and action? We answer, as we have no grounds of personality from a transcendental point of view, but have direct experience of personality from an empirical point of view; and further, as the hypothesis--mere hypothesis--of a transcendental personality, is attended with very weighty objections, and as its origin lies wholly in the region of the unknown, while the fact of an empirical personality, and its origin, lies within the range of our experience, we can account for an empirical personality of intelligence, upon the grounds of a physical personality, in connection with the external world. We have simply to posit, in direct connection with our physical economy, a new platform of substance, in itself naked and empty, yet receptive of representations, and therefore susceptible of being replenished; and whose characteristic is consciousness, as not only marking the disturbance to which it is subjected...

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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. 1859. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... sition, / think, as analytical or synthetical, that we must needs come to the pure transcendental I. If analytical, he holds the pure...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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