Philosophic Studies Volume 4

Philosophic Studies Volume 4

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: the subject phase of the judgmental, or tensional situation, in which rmlity assumes existential expression. If experience is interpreted, not in the subjective sense of the registration in the individual of an extemal environment, but is construed rather as envelopmenlal, i.e., as embracing within the unity of its process the opposition of object and idea, then reality and experience are interchangeable terms. There is, however, a significant diflerence between this interpretation of experience, and experience conceived as 'my' experience, and 'your' experience. (Cf. chapters following and especially chap. V.) 'I..moment when reality, through its inner strife and tension, is precipitated into an obstacle or object rtsisting immediate control, the idea, locating the disturbance, reviewing, surveying the situation in which the difficulty arose---in order to select and determine the materials and conditions within which reorganization can take place--reflects a more or less definitely organized content, and seems to stand over against a world of completely given externality. Seizing the idea at this, its moment of widest differentiation from 'external' reality, the psychologist has stopped its further function of healing the breach and initiating the new condition in which both idea and object shall be annulled as existences. The psychologist's purpose preserves the dualism; the reality which the idea reflects is taken as completely determined and external. The outer world is not indeed sensuous stuff for thought to fashion into 'thinghood'; it is already there. The image in its pristine purity, before it fades into a mere ghost of psychic existence, is a content which has...
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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236861795
  • 9781236861795