The Prevailing Types Of Philosophy; Can They Logically Reach Reality?

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byJames Mccosh

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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. 1891. Excerpt: ... SECTION FOURTH. THE SCOTTISH SCHOOL. This school has not so much influence now as it had at the end of the last century and the beginning of this, when it was the only philosophy taught in Scotland, and had large power in France where it met the prevailing sensational philosophy, and when it was expounded in most of the colleges of the United States. In Scotland it has able and independent supporters, though Kant and Hegel divide the dominion with it. In France and the United States it has a traditional influence for good, where its sound and safe principles are taught by many professors, who are unaware of the source from which they have drawn them. The founder of the school was Francis Hutcheson,who, in general philosophy, held with Locke that all that is perceived by the mind are ideas; but Shaftesbury brought in a number of other senses besides the sensation and reflection of Locke, such as the moral sense and the sense of honor. The true representative of the school is Thomas Reid, a careful observer, a sincere lover of truth, an independent thinker, carefully avoiding all rash speculations. He had two great ends in view in all his writings. The one was, to lay down principles in opposition to his contemporary, David Hume, who was undermining all natural and moral truth; the other end was, to overthrow and set aside Locke's theory of ideas, which seemed to him to come between the mind and things, and thus to be the main support of the scepticism of Hume. II. To accomplish the first of these ends, he called in Common Sense. The phrase and the doctrine are defended by the erudition of Sir W. Hamilton; but they are somewhat ambiguous. Besides its Aristotelian meaning, where it denotes the percepts common to all the senses, it has two meanings in convers...

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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. 1891. Excerpt: ... SECTION FOURTH. THE SCOTTISH SCHOOL. This school has not so much influence now as it had at the end of the last century and th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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