Originally published in 1916. This book reviews the common problems of philosophy and then critiques the varied epistemological theories of the time. A theory of knowledge may be either dualistic or monistic and realistic or idealistic. Examining the resulting doctrines at the beginning, this book then goes on to consider mysticism, psychology, logic, consciousness, intellectualism and then scientific method. A fascinating insight into early Twentieth century philosophy.
1. Introductory: Philosophy and Its Principal Problems Part 1: The Problem of Immediate Knowledge Section A: The Problem of Acquaintance (Epistemology Proper) 2. Dualism and Avowed Agnosticism 3. Dualism and Attempted Metaphysics 4. Dualism and Attempted Metaphysics (Concluded) 5. Mystical and Logical Idealism 6. Psychological Idealism 7. The Older Absolute Idealism 8. The Newer Absolute Idealism 9. The Disintegration of Idealism 10. Antecedents of the New Realism 11. The Neo-Realistic Doctrine of Secondary Qualities 12. The Neo-Realistic Doctrine of Consciousness 13. The Neo-Realistic Doctrine of Relations, Universals, and Values 14. Critical Monism in Epistemology Section B: Problems of the Ways and Means of Knowing (Morphology of Knowledge, and Genetic Logic) 15. The Morphology of Knowledge 16. The Genesis of the Apriori Part 2: The Problem of Mediate Knowledge Section A: The Problem of Truth (Logical Theory) 17. A Critique of Intellectualism 18. A Critique of Anti-Intellectualism 19. Critical Monism in Logical Theory Section B: The Problem of Proof (Methodology) 20. The Problem of Scientific Method