The Philosophical Radicals And Other Essays; With Chapters Reprinted On The Philosophy Of Religion…

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byAndrew Seth Pringle-pattison

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... without some adjective, is thus the term on which the writers most generally fall back. Keality is described by Professor Dewey as "the drama of evolving experience," a "world of continuous experiencing." Conflict in the contents of our "experiences" makes them "assume conscious objectification. They cease to be ways of living, and become distinct objects of observation and consideration." Objects thus "only gradually emerge from their life-matrix." "The object as known" is accordingly, we are told, " not the same as the object as apprehended in other possible modes of being conscious of it" (p. 251). When even the conclusion or the completed judgment--the insight at which we arrive--is emphatically denied to be a judgment at all (p. 122), it becomes plain that the terms thought and knowledge are being used exclusively of the psychological process of solving a difficulty or arriving at a conclusion on some matter about which we are in doubt. Judgment is therefore described as essentially dynamic, "developmental," "transitive in effect and purport." That is to say, it exists, as it were, only momentarily in the passage from one mode of activity to another; as soon as a "re-adjustment" is effected, "experience" flows on. "There is always antecedent to thought," says Professor Dewey, "an experience of some subjectmatter of the physical or social world, or organised intellectual world, whose parts are actively at war with each other,--so much so that they threaten to disrupt the entire experience, which accordingly for its own maintenance requires deliberate re-definition and rerelation of its tensional parts. This is...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... without some adjective, is thus the term on which the writers most generally fall back. Keality is described b...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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