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A pluralistic universe: Hibbert lectures at Manchester College on the ... - Page 131
by William James - 1909 - 404 pages
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The Uncaused Being and the Criterion of Truth: To which is Appended an ...

Ezra Z. Derr - Metaphysics - 1911 - 110 pages
...Absolute, is not only not forced on us by logic, but that it is an improbable hypothesis. . . . Although the hypothesis of the Absolute, in yielding a certain...for that definition. "The Absolute is defined as the ideally perfect whole, yet most of its parts, if not all, are admittedly imperfect. Evidently the conception...
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The Argument for a Finitist Theology

Ray Harbaugh Dotterer - God - 1917 - 83 pages
...a logical condition of the complete perfection of the whole. To such reasonings, James replies that "the ideally perfect whole is certainly that whole...anything, we can depend on it for that definition." Is then a whole that consists of parts all of which are themselves perfect ethically preferable to...
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The problem of omnipotence in current theology ...

Riichirō Hoashi - History - 1918 - 113 pages
...parts of the universe, that cannot be perfect. "9 The conclusion of James is that absolute idealism is decidedly irrational: "the ideally perfect whole is...certainly that whole of which the parts also are perfect" but this is denied. It creates a speculative puzzle, says he, the so-called mystery of evil and error,...
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The Divided Self of William James

Richard M. Gale - Medical - 1999 - 364 pages
...made a careless remark that had the effect of ruling out the possibility of any theodicy succeeding: "The ideally perfect whole is certainly that whole...anything, we can depend on it for that definition" (PU 60). Far from logic requiring this, James's reasoning commits the fallacy of division by assuming...
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Thomas Hardy, Monism and the Carnival Tradition: The One and the Many in The ...

G. Glen Wickens - Drama - 2002 - 255 pages
...to some extent defeated?' ('Review' 435). James quotes McTaggart in support of his contention that the 'ideally perfect whole is certainly that whole of which the parts are also perfect.' The Absolute 'introduces a speculative "problem of evil" ... and leaves us wondering...
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A Pluralistic Universe

William James - Religion - 2008 - 416 pages
...and always assumes wholes to be self -sufficing. " My conclusion, so far, then, is this, that altho the hypothesis of the absolute, in yielding a certain...for that definition. The absolute is defined as the ideally perfect whole, yet most of its parts, if not all, are admittedly imperfect. Evidently the conception...
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A Pluralistic Universe

William James - Religion - 2008 - 416 pages
...and always assumes wholes to be self -sufficing. " My conclusion, so far, then, is this, that altho the hypothesis of the absolute, in yielding a certain...for that definition. The absolute is defined as the ideally perfect whole, yet most of its parts, if not all, are admittedly imperfect. Evidently the conception...
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Catholic World, Volume 89

1909
...the monistic doctrine that the universe is one with the absolute, and that the absolute is perfect. The ideally perfect whole is certainly that whole of which the parts are also perfect if we can depend on logic for anything, we can depend on it for that definition....
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