Present Philosophical Tendencies: A Critical Survey of Naturalism, Idealism, Pragmatism, and Realism Together with a Synopsis of the Philosophy of William James

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Longmans, Green, 1921 - Philosophy, Modern - 383 pages

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Contents

NAIVE AND CRITICAL NATURALISM 1 The Two Varieties of Naturalism 2 Three Characteristic Philosophical Errors The Specula tive Dogma
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Pseudosimplicity and Indefinite Potentiality
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Naive Naturalism Büchners Monism of Matter 5 Spencers Monism of Force 6 Haeckels Monism of Substance 7 Critical Naturalism 8 The Sensationa...
81
RELIGION AND THE LIMITS OF SCIENCE
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Religious Philosophy and the Limits of Science 2 Naturalism and Supernaturalism 3 The General Character of Contemporary Criticism of Science
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The Fallibility of Science 5 The Disparagement of the Descriptive Method 6 The Ideal of Descriptive Economy 7 The Option of Hypotheses
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The Real Cause and Mere Description 9 The Unreality of Space and Time The Kantian Argu ment
100
Infinity and Continuity
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The Priority of Consciousness
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CHAPTER VI THE CARDINAL PRINCIPLE OF IDEALISM PAGE 113 1 The General Meaning of Modern Idealism
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Platonic Idealism or Teleological Rationalism
114
Rationalism Purged of Teleology by Spinoza
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The Idealistic Revolution
118
The Beginnings of Modern Idealism The Dualistic Ver sion of Knowledge
119
Berkeleys Refutation of Dualism I 22
122
Epistemological Monism
126
The Argument from the Egocentric Predicament
128
The Cardinal Principle and the Berkeleyan Proofs in Con temporary Idealism
132
OBJECTIVE OR TRANSCENDENTAL IDEALISM
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The Sceptical Crisis in Hume
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Kant to the Rescue The Categories and Synthetic Unity
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Kants Relations to Idealism
142
Diverse Tendencies Critical Idealism
144
Metaphysical Idealism Intellectualism
146
Voluntaristic or Ethical Idealism
150
NeoRomanticism
152
The New Idealism and the Cardinal Principle
154
The New Proof of Idealism from Synthetic Unity
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11 The Revival of the Berkeleyan Arguments
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Objective Idealism as an Escape from Subjectivism
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ABSOLUTE IDEALISM AND RELIGION
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Science as a Limited Body of Truth 64
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Formalism Arising from the Logical Basis of Absolutism
166
Equivocation Arising from the Attempt to Escape Formalism
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