By William James
As those lectures are supposed to be public, and so few, i've got assumed all very detailed difficulties to be excluded, and a few subject of common curiosity required. thankfully, our age appears starting to be philosophical back - nonetheless within the ashes reside the wonted fires. Oxford, lengthy the seed-bed, for the english global, of the idealism encouraged through Kant and Hegel, has lately turn into the nursery of a truly diverse mind set. Even non-philosophers have began to take an curiosity in an argument over what's referred to as pluralism or humanism. It appears to be like a bit as though the traditional english empiricism, goodbye positioned out of favor the following by means of nobler sounding germanic formulation, will be re-pluming itself and preparing for a far better flight than ever. It seems like foundations have been being sounded and tested afresh.
Individuality outruns all class, but we insist on classifying each we meet
Table of Contents
The kinds of Philosophic pondering 1; Our age is turning out to be philosophical back, three swap of tone in view that 1860, four Empiricism and Rationalism outlined, 7 the method of Philosophizing: Philosophers decide on a few a part of the realm to interpret the full via, eight They search to make it look much less unusual, eleven Their temperamental alterations, 12 Their platforms needs to be reasoned out, 18 Their tendency to over-technicality, 15 way over this in Germany, 17 the kind of imaginative and prescient is the key in a thinker, 20 Primitive proposal, 21 Spiritualism and Materialism : Spiritualism indicates kinds, 23 Theism and Pantheism, 24 Theism makes a duality of guy and God, and leaves guy an intruder, 25 Pantheism identifies guy with God, 29 The modern tendency is in the direction of Pantheism, 30 Legitimacy of our call for to be crucial within the Universe, 33 Pluralism as opposed to Monism: The 'each-form' and the 'all-form' of representing the realm
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