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Studies in Contemporary Metaphysics

ISBN 9781138187290
Published March 31, 2021 by Routledge
328 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1920, this title wrestles with the critical conflict in modern philosophy of whether philosophers should employ pure reason in a world of abstracts or, rather, should rely upon experience and rationality to examine the actual world. Hoernlé argues for the latter and emphasises the importance of metaphysics in the intellectual quest for knowing reality. This title is ideal for students of philosophy and provides insightful background into the diverging philosophical views of the early 20th century.

Table of Contents

Preface;  1. Prologue: The Philosopher’s Quest  2. The Idol of Scientific Method in Philosophy  3. Philosophy of Nature at the Cross-Roads  4. On "Doubting the Reality of the World of Sense"  5. "Saving the Appearances" in the Physical World  6. Mechanism and Vitalism: A Study in the Order of Nature  7. Mechanism and Vitalism: Further Problems 8. Theories of Mind  9. The Self in self-Consciousness  10. Epilogue: Religion and Philosophy of Religion

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