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A Pluralistic Universe

Auhtor: William James

Language: english
Published: 1909

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philosophy
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Review by Timothy B. Riley, January 2005


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Summary of the Book 'A Pluralistic Universe':

Essays in radical empiricism: Does consciousness exist? A world of pure experience. The thing and its relations. How two minds can know one thing. The place of affectional facts in a world of pure experience. The experience of activity. The essence of humanism. La notion de conscience.--A pluralistic universe: The types of philosophic thinking. Monistic idealism. Hegel and his method. Concerning

Excerpts from the Book 'A Pluralistic Universe':


... the hegelian impetus had spent itself, and, apart from historical scholarship, nothing but the materialistic controversy remained, with such men as Bchner ...
... this higher reach of intimacy. The theistic conception, picturing God and his creation as entities distinct from each other, still leaves the human ...
... fact that the all-form is so radically different from the each-form, which is our human form of experiencing the world, that the philosophy of the absolute, ...
... on their own existence, and then secondarily become known to one another. But philosophers of the absolute tell us that such independence of being ...
... enigmas frustrate our scientific systems, and the ultimate cruelty of the universe upsets our religious attitudes and outlooks. Of no special system ...
... constituents, and it cannot live without us.-But if any one of you feels tempted to retort in this wise, let me remind you that you are frankly employing ...
... self from the difference of its objects. It separates itself from them and so becomes conscious of them in their separation from one another, while at ...
... So must each sun, moon, and pla so must the whole solar system have its own wider consciousness, in which the consciousness of our earth plays ...
... the sunbeams separately, the leaves stir when the branches do not move. They realize their own events apart, just as in our own consciousness, when ...
... experiences. They form two different concepts. The absolute happens to be the only collective experience concerning which Oxford idealists ...
... of understanding how 'your' experience and 'mine,' which 'as such' are defined as not conscious of each other, can nevertheless at the same time be ...
... or to compute indefinitely if we have patience but it would contradict the definition of an infinite number to suppose the endless series of them ...
... this intellectualist type of criticism applied to their own works. What really exists is not things made but things in the making. Once made, they ...
... flaunts it in its very definition. The fact of its not being related to any outward environment, the fact that all relations are inside of itself, doesn't ...
... and with those of religious experience, establish, when taken together, a decidedly formidable probability in favor of a general view of the world ...
... use what we are and have, to know and what we know, to be and have still more.'[1] Thus do philosophy and reality, theory and action, work in the ...
... notion that it is one sheet of paper (with its two surfaces and all that lies between) which is both under my pen and on the table while I write-the ...
... question: Have we perceptions of activity. and if so, what are they like, and when and where do we have them. (2) There is a metaphysical ...
... mean. I am sure in any case to be accused of misrepresenting them totally, even in this note, by omission of the context, so the less I name names ...
... their method, 9 their common desire, 11 f. they must reason, 13. Philosophies, their types, 23, 31. PHOCION, 304. Plant-soul, 165 f. Pluralism, ...