A Brief History of Modern Philosophy

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Macmillan, 1822 - Philosophy - 324 pages
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Harald Hffding
Harald Hffding was a Danish philosopher and theologian. Wikipedia
Born: March 11, 1843, Copenhagen, Denmark



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Page 46 - Behind the metaphysical idea of 'substance' lies the logical idea of 'identity'; and western philosophers laid down as a basic principle of thought that a thing cannot both be and not be at the same time.
Page 41 - ... that the earth is not the center of the universe and that there is not any firmament between us and the heaven?
Page 71 - ... substance" is absolutely impossible; that between two " substances," having different " attributes," there is nothing in common ; that where two things have nothing in common, the one cannot be the cause of the other; that two or more distinct things can only be discriminated from each other by the difference of the " attributes " or " affections " of their " substance ;" and that, in the nature of things, there cannot be two or more substances of the same kind, or possessing the same attributes....
Page 162 - He taught in his moral philosophy to act so as to treat humanity, in thyself or any other, as an end always, and never as a means only.
Page 323 - Contrat social. 1762. Kant: Versuch den Begriff der negativen Grossen in die Weltweisheit einzufhren. 1763. Reid: Inquiry into the Human Mind. 1764. Voltaire: Dictionnaire philosophique portatif. 1764. Lambert: Neues Organum. 1765.
Page 300 - De l'ide de la loi naturelle dans la science et la philosophie contemporaine...
Page 40 - ... subjective, except a partial ptosis of the left upper lid (which had been incised); no fever, chills, convulsions, paralysis, or aphasia; at no time had ther,e been coma. The urine was free from albumen. She was soporose, but could be roused by loud speaking, when she answered questions as if half asleep, but in such a way as to leave no doubt as to the preservation of language. She put up both hands to the mastoid regions when, indicating the seat of pain. Minute inspection showed no paralysis...
Page 130 - ... (Discours sur les sciences et les arts, 1750, and Discours sur I'origine et les fondements de I'inegalite parmi les hommes, 1753), and demanded a return to the naivete and simplicity of nature.
Page v - He discovers a native tendency in man, manifesting itself in the impulse towards well-being, the source or further meaning of which is beyond our knowledge, which furnishes the basis of ethics. Religion is the reaction of the human mind to the sense of value and represents the highest function of the human mind.
Page 247 - ... logic of John Stuart Mill. He abjures metaphysical speculation. He will plant his feet on the firm ground of experience alone. Just as Hegel tried to invent a logic which was wholly deductive and failed, so Mill tried to formulate a logic which was wholly inductive, and failed. Mill's, says Hoffding, "tried to spin the forms of thought from their content, Hegel the content of thought from its forms.

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