Essays Towards a Theory of Knowledge
"[...]genesis of cognition without the postulation of any such universalia extra rem. To the Platonic doctrine he offered the further objection that the eternal forms of things which that doctrine affirmed and which it declared to be represented in their ideal types were necessarily impotential. There was no generative power in the pure activity of Thought. If, therefore, the essentials of Reality were ideal, it followed that they also were impotent, and incapable of causative efficacy. The sensible world, however, was a fluent and perpetually generated stream, which required some potent cause to uphold it. The eternal Reality which sustained the world was for him an Energy constantly generating the actual, and no conception which failed to provide for[...]."
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- 25 Mar 2015
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