Outlines of Logic and of Encyclopędia of Philosophy: Dictated Portions of the Lectures of Hermann Lotze

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Ginn, 1892 - Logic - 190 pages
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Page 6 - ... have after all some reference to reality, and we should apparently qualify what has just been said about their pure subjectivity. Nor are they merely formal. " They are, rather, ' formal' and ' real' at the same time. That is to say, they are those subjective modes of the connection of our thought which are necessary to us, if we are by thinking to know the objective truth.
Page 145 - those riddles by which our mind is oppressed in life, and about which we are compelled to hold some view or other, in order to be able really to live at all.
Page 120 - ... guarantees that if the same S were once more perceived in a second experience it would be impossible that the same predicate P should be absent or should be replaced by some other predicate Q." Outlines of Logic, p. 120: "It follows from the law of identity, that a truth which is valid once can not fail to be valid a second time; accordingly that every individual experience is once for all valid — that is to say, the same predicate is again valid at all times for all cases of the recurrence...
Page 121 - It follows from the law of identity, that a truth which is valid once can not fail to be valid a second time; accordingly that every individual experience is once for all valid — that is to say, the same predicate is again valid at all times for all cases of the recurrence of the same subject. The difficult thing is simply to determine in praxi whether a second instance does actually repeat precisely the subject observed in the first case. For this the probabilities are different in different domains...
Page 154 - ... mere considerations of expediency" ; and it culminates in supermoral values, such as blessedness or holiness. Indeed, the 3 Writing in 1885, Hermann Lotze said with reference to aesthetics and ethics, "and for these two investigations a third, common to both, may be conceived, which has hitherto never been carried out, — namely, an investigation concerning the nature of all determinations of value" (Grundziige der Logik und Encyclopddie der Philosophie, trans, by GT Ladd, 1892, p.
Page 151 - The mere search for the truth is by no means under the necessity of taking its point of departure from one principle, but is justified in setting forth from many points of attachment that lie near each other. It is only bound to the laws of thought, — beyond that, to no so-called ' method
Page 151 - On the contrary, as finite beings, we do not ourselves stand in the creative centre of the world, but eccentrically in the hurly-burly of its individual sequences. It is not at all probable and is never certain, that we should perfectly divine the one true Principle...
Page 150 - TRUTH. as the sum of its consequences. Such a. beginning for cognition would be the best if we were gods. On the contrary, as finite beings, we do not ourselves stand in the creative centre of the world, but eccentrically in the hurly-burly of its individual sequences.
Page 63 - ... Conclusions of this kind are by no means to be esteemed as of small value and importance ; since they assert, from affirmative or mixed premises, the unitability or (respectively) the separability of S and P.

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