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§ 2. The Prestige of Science .

$ 3. The Agreement between Science and Common Sense

§ 4. The Properties of Bodies

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§ 5. Explanation and Description in Science

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§ 6. Conditions of Scientific Description .

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§ 7. Illustrations of Scientific Method. Galileo's Conception

of Acceleration.

§ 8. The Conception of Mass

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§ 9. The Conservation of Energy

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§ 10. The Analytical Version of Scientific Concepts

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CHAPTER IV. NAIVE AND CRITICAL NATURALISM .

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§ 1. The Two Varieties of Naturalism .

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§ 2. Three Characteristic Philosophical Errors. 'The Specula-

tive Dogma' .

§ 3. “Pseudo-simplicity,' and 'Indefinite Potentiality'

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$ 4. Naive Naturalism. Büchner's Monism of Matter

§ 5. Spencer's Monism of Force

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§ 6. Haeckel's Monism of Substance

72

$ 7. Critical Naturalism .

75

§ 8. The Sensationalism of Karl Pearson

76

§ 9. The Modified Position of Ernst Mach

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§ 10. The Experimentalism of H. Poincaré .

79

$11. The Failure of Critical Naturalism. The Priority of Logic

and Mathematics .

82

CHAPTER V. RELIGION AND THE LIMITS OF SCIENCE

§ 1. Religious Philosophy and the Limits of Science

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§ 2. Naturalism and Supernaturalism.

88

$ 3. The General Character of Contemporary Criticism of

Science.

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§ 4. The Fallibility of Science

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§ 5. The Disparagement of the Descriptive Method

§ 6. The Ideal of Descriptive Economy .

§ 7. The Option of Hypotheses .

§ 8. The 'Real' Cause and 'Mere' Description

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§ 9. The Unreality of Space and Time. The Kantian Argu-

ment

$ 10. Infinity and Continuity.

103

§ 11. The Priority of Consciousness.

105

$ 12. Science as a Limited Body of Truth

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IDEALISM

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CHAPTER VI. THE CARDINAL PRINCIPLE OF IDEALISM

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§ 1. The General Meaning of Modern Idealism

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§ 2. Platonic Idealism, or Teleological Rationalism

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§ 3. Rationalism Purged of Teleology by Spinoza

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§ 4. The Idealistic Revolution .

117

$ 5. The Beginnings of Modern Idealism. The Dualistic Ver-

sion of Knowledge. .

119

$ 6. Berkeley's Refutation of Dualism.

$ 7. Epistemological Monism

124

§ 8. Berkeley's Proofs of Idealism. 'Definition by Initial Pred-

ication'. .

126

$ 9. The Argument from the Ego-centric Predicament'

128

$ 10. The Cardinal Principle and the Berkeleyan Proofs in Con-

temporary Idealism

132

CHAPTER VII. OBJECTIVE OR TRANSCENDENTAL IDEALISM

135

$1. The General Meaning of Post-Kantian Idealism

135

§ 2. The Sceptical Crisis in Hume

§ 3. Kant to the Rescue. The 'Categories' and 'Synthetic

Unity'.

139

$ 4. Kant's Relations to Idealism

142

§ 5. Diverse Tendencies. “Critical' Idealism

144

§ 6. Metaphysical Idealism. Intellectualism .

146

§ 7. Voluntaristic or Ethical Idealism

150

§ 8. Neo-Romanticism

152

$ 9. The New Idealism and the Cardinal Principle

§ 10. The New Proof of Idealism from Synthetic Unity

$11. The Revival of the Berkeleyan Arguments

$ 12. Objective Idealism as an Escape from Subjectivism

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CHAPTER VIII. ABSOLUTE IDEALISM AND RELIGION .

164

§ 1. The General Meaning of Absolutism

164

§ 2. Formalism, Arising from the Logical Basis of Absolutism . 166

$ 3. Equivocation Arising from the Attempt to Escape

Formalism

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§ 4. The Dogmatic Character of Absolutism. Agnosticism

171

$ 5. Transition to Absolute Idealism. The Absolute Cognitive

Consciousness.

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6. Formalism in Absolute Idealism

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§ 7. Equivocation in Absolute Idealism

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§ 8. Dogmatism in Absolute Idealism

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CHAPTER IX. THE PRAGMATIC THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE

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§ 1. The General Meaning of Pragmatism.

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§ 2. The Pragmatist Conception of the Theory of Knowledge 199

§ 3. The Role of Ideas in Knowledge

§ 4. The Meaning of Truth .

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§ 5. Modes of Verification. Verification by Perception and by

Consistency

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§ 6. Verification by Operation and by Sentiment

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§ 7. Verification by General Utility

§ 8. The Realistic Version of Pragmatism .

213

§ 9. The Subjectivistic Version of Pragmatism

215

§ 10. Realistic and Subjectivistic Interpretations. Satisfaction.

The Making of Reality .

217

$11. The Dilemma of Pragmatism .

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CHAPTER X. IMMEDIATISM versus INTELLECTUALISM

§ 1. Definition of the Issue

§ 2. Non-intellectual Experience, or Immediacy

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§ 3. Immediacy Implied in Mediate Knowledge

225

§ 4. The Abstractness of Concepts. Vicious Intellectualism" 228

§ 5. The Failure of Concepts to Grasp Reality. Radical Anti-

intellectualism. .

229

§ 6. The Failure of Anti-intellectualism to Understand the In-

tellectual Method. Concept as Function and as Content. 231

§ 7. The Confusion between the Relations of Symbols and the

Relations Symbolized.

232

§ 8. The Supposition that Concepts are Necessarily Privative . 234

§ 9. The Misunderstanding Concerning Analysis . .

236

§ 10. The Supposed Superiority of the Immediacy that Precedes

Analysis

237

$ 11. The Subjectivistic Version of Immediatism .

239

$ 12. The Realistic Version of Immediatism

240

CHAPTER XI. PLURALISM, INDETERMINISM AND RELIGIOUS FAITH 242

§ 1. Pluralism as the Sequel to Empiricism. The Additive

Character of Knowledge .

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CHAPTER XII. A REALISTIC THEORY OF MIND

I. Introductory
§ 1. Realism as a Polemic
$ 2. The Fundamental Importance of the Problem of Mind
II. The Method of Introspection
§ 3. Mental Content as Revealed by Introspection
$ 4. The Neutral Elements of Mental Content. The Need of a

Unifying Relation

§ 5. Mental Action. The Alleged Self-intuition of a Pure

Spiritual Activity .

§ 6. Mental Action as the Feeling of Bodily Action

III. The Method of General Observation

$ 7. The Alleged Impossibility of Observing the Contents of

Another Mind.

§ 8. The Difficulty of Observing Mental Content. The Case of

Perception

§ 9. Proprio-ceptive Sensations .

10. The Content of Desire, Memory and Thought .

$ 11. The Alleged Impossibility of Observing Mental Action
$ 12. Mental Action as Nervous System
$ 13. Mental Action as Interest
§ 14. Mental Content as Identified by Interested Action

§ 15. A Summary Definition of Mind

CHAPTER XIII. A REALISTIC THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE

I. The Theory of Immanence

§ 1. The Old Realism and the New

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