The Idea of Nature (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Dec 31, 1960 - Philosophy - 192 pages
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So far he's provided a stimulating discussion of the Third Man argument. Collingwood sees the Third Man argument in constructive terms. That is, rather than being a criticism of the theory of forms ... Read full review

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Page 3 - Since the world of nature is a world not only of ceaseless motion and therefore alive, but also a world of orderly or regular motion, they accordingly said that the world of nature is not only alive but intelligent; not only a vast animal with a 'soul' or 'life,' but a rational animal with a 'mind
Page 5 - Instead of being an organism, the natural world is a machine : a machine in the literal and proper sense of the word, an arrangement of bodily parts designed and put together and set going for a definite purpose by an intelligent mind outside itself.
Page 9 - ... analogy between the processes of the natural world as studied by natural scientists and the vicissitudes of human affairs as studied by historians.

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