The Logic of Reason, Universal and Eternal

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byLaurens Perseus Hickok

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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. 1875. Excerpt: ... III. TRANSCENDENTAL LOGIC. The Old Logic had taken matter as dominant over mind, and made the object to control the thought, and yet this had succeeded so poorly, and its contradictions with experience had induced so much scepticism, that it was a matter of course that some clear and intrepid thinker should break away from this assumption of the object determining the knowledge, and assume the opposite supposition, that mind masters matter, and the thought determines the object. And this is the starting-point of the critical philosophy by Immantjel Kant. The shortest' possible, but still a sufficient outline for our present purpose here follows. Back of and conditional for all sense-appearance are the universal forms of space and time, and within these all possible pure places and periods may be figured. There are then postulated for thinking in judgments the well-known pure conceptions of the twelve categories. These are the primitive forms for the understanding, as the pure intuitions of space and time had been for the sense. Any pure places and periods in space and time might then be taken within the pure conceptions of the understanding, and be wrought into all judgments of which the human mind was capable, and in this was given a universal schema for all possible human thinking. In order to apply this pure thinking empirically, the intuitions mast, from somewhere, have content given to them, and such sense-content must be ordered in the understanding-conceptions; and for this empirical content an outer thing in itself was postulated, though this thing in itself could not be proved nor known, and as an incognizable object was called noumenon. One synthetic " I think " was also postulated as able to accompany every intuition as imagination and every co...

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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. 1875. Excerpt: ... III. TRANSCENDENTAL LOGIC. The Old Logic had taken matter as dominant over mind, and made the object to control the thought, a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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