Containing Book I. General Analysis of Experience

Containing Book I. General Analysis of Experience

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...between its parts, when once it has been built up. The mathematician as such has nothing to say to the question of the original formation of the idea of space. If it is not originally that single homogeneous unity occupied by content, which ' it appears to be as a pre-philosophic datum, then P 7.. The third dimension of S.-1,9 percep.t1on of it rests on Association. Book I. CH. IV. 7.. The third dimension of S iace.--he perception of it rests on Association. its original parts must be first subjectively discerned from one' another in that datum; that is, the question is one, not for the mathematician, but first (it may be) for the psychologist, and ulti mately for the metaphysician. The pure geometrician's work begins with the figiirations which he introduces, by thought, into this originally single and homogeneous extension. Kant, it will be remembered, does not admit the possibility of any such history depending on association, behind the full idea of space in three dimensions. He takes space as being such an unity, and then accounts for it as a form of perception, or Anschauung as he calls it; a form inherent in a function of the mind, a form in which the mind works while perceiving certain sensations or sensible material, and as the mode in which it perceivcs them. So far as its own form was concerned, it was projected whole. But then Kant had provided, in his theory, for an agent to which he could refer it; he supposed the existence of la non-phenomenal agent working under certain laws or forms of its own, one of which was Space, which it imposed upon sensations in receiving them. Those who reject hypotheses of this kind have necessarily to find some other account of space; I mean always, more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236762711
  • 9781236762719