A System of Intellectual Philosophy Volume 3

A System of Intellectual Philosophy Volume 3

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ... of Intellectual Phenomena given by Kant. It was stated above, that Kant has given a most profound and correct analysis of intellectual phenomena, together with a development equally correct of the intellectual faculties pre-supposed by those phenomena. I will close this chapter by giving a concise statement of the results of his analysis. Intellectual phenomena, according to this philosopher, are divided into two classes--those derived from experience, and those not derived from experience--the empirical and rational. The operations of our own minds, for example, together with the qualities of external material substances, are given us by the direct intuitions of Sense and Consciousness. Such intuitions, therefore, are exclusively empirical, being derived solely from experience. On the other hand, space is an object neither of Sense nor Consciousness. Its reality we know, and know absolutely; but not as an object of experience. The same is true of the ideas of Time, the Infinite, Substance, Cause and Effect, &c. Rational intuitions are by Kant denominated "intuitions a priori.'" Events, for example, are objects of experience; as such we know them. But the proposition, every event has a cause, we know a priori, and not by experience. Intuitions a priori, have these characteristics, and by these they are distinguished from empirical intuitions, viz.: universality and necessity. Though we might know by experience, that such and such events have a particular cause, we cannot know from experience, that every event has a cause; much less, that every event must have a cause. Experience, if it could give us what is, could not give us the fact that what is, must be. The above classification, it will readily be perceived, is, in reality, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236502124
  • 9781236502124