Scientific Theism

Scientific Theism

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...small. The existence of the Unknown is a legitimate inference from the fact of the constant increase of human knowledge; but to affirm the existence of that which is per se the " Unknowable " is to affirm and deny knowledge of it in one and the same breath; and, of all dreary inventions of human pedantry, Agnosticism is the dreariest, when it elevates this self-destructive concept of a Known Unknowable into a mock deity, and founds upon it a mock religion. Is it not time to lay this "Cock-lane Ghost" of the Unknowable, and return to the grand seriousness and simplicity of Greek objectivism? 29. From all this it follows that phenomenism, on the one hand, is founded upon the Subjectivity of Relations and the Separability of Noumenon and Phenomenon; while noumenism, on the other hand, is founded on the Objectivity of Relations and the Inseparability of Noumenon and Phenomenon. 30. This last principle is involved in the bare definitions of the words phenomenon and noumenon, as respectively " that which is apparent" and " that which is knowable or known." That which is apparent must be so far known; that which is known must be so far apparent. Consequently, noumenon and phenomenon reciprocally contain each other; they are merely different determinations of that which is; and these determinations are as insepatable as color and form in an object of vision. Whatever appears must exist; the phenomenon without the noumenon is at once an impossibility and an absurdity.1 The case of dreams, hallucinations, insane delusions, and so forth, occasions no difficulty whatever, for nothing is ever the object of an illusion which has not, at least in its separate elements, been noumenally as well as phenomenally experienced. The dream or delusion, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236667956
  • 9781236667953