The Metaphysics of Education

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Mayhew Publishing Company, 1914 - Education - 155 pages

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Page 4 - The relation of speculative science to the other sciences may be stated in the following terms. It does not in the least neglect the empirical facts contained in the several sciences, but recognizes and adopts them: it appreciates and applies towards its own structure the universal element in these sciences, their laws and classifications: but besides all this, into the categories of science it introduces, and gives currency to, other categories.
Page 65 - Fragile reed as he may be, man, as Pascal says, is a thinking reed ; there lies within him a fund of energy, operating intelligently and so far akin to that which pervades the universe, that it is competent to influence and modify the cosmic process.
Page 71 - Unknown, from the Simple to the Complex, from the Concrete to the Abstract, from the Particular to the General, and all the rest, we may be forgiven if we ask, and without levity, Where does "Education
Page 5 - Consequently, the final outcome of that speculation commenced by the primitive man, is that the Power manifested throughout the Universe distinguished as material, is the same Power which in ourselves wells up under the form of consciousness.
Page 70 - Herschel has not hesitated to say, that " it is but reasonable to regard the Force of Gravitation as the direct or indirect result of a Consciousness or a Will existing somewhere...
Page 12 - Thus, for instance, the empirical concept of a plate is homogeneous with the pure geometrical concept of a circle, the roundness which is conceived in the first forming an object of intuition in the latter. Now it is clear that pure concepts of the understanding, as compared with empirical or sensuous impressions in general, are entirely heterogeneous, and can never be met with in any intuition. How...
Page 104 - For pluralism, all that we are required to admit as the constitution of reality is what we ourselves find empirically realized in every minimum of finite life. Briefly it is this, that nothing real is absolutely simple, that every smallest bit of experience is a multum in parvo plurally related, that each relation is one aspect, character, or function, way of its being taken, or way of its taking something else...
Page 11 - IV. Of Modality. Possibility. Impossibility. Existence. Non-existence. Necessity. Contingency. This then is a list of all original pure concepts of synthesis, which belong to the understanding a priori, and for which alone it is called pure understanding ; for it is by them alone that it can understand something in the manifold of intuition, that is, think an object in it.
Page 111 - You who have escaped from these religions into the high-and-dry light of the intellect may deride them ; but in so doing you deride accidents of form merely, and fail to touch the immovable basis of the religious sentiment in the nature of man. To yield this sentiment, reasonable satisfaction is the problem of problems at the present hour.
Page 32 - Everything is good as it comes from the hand of the author of nature; everything degenerates in the hands of man.

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