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 70 - All men are mortal, Caius is a man, Therefore Caius is mortal...
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 145 - The rather is it nothing else than the strenuous effort of the human spirit...
Page 184 - laws, facts, and final purposes (Ideas) are for us three principles, distinct from each other, and not deducible from each other. For this reason philosophy can never be such an unchanging science as to be able to deduce from one supreme principle all its results in uniform sequence ; but its investigations will always be separated into (1) those of Metaphysic, which concern the possibility of the world's course ; (2) into those of the Philosophy of Nature, which concern the connection, in fact,...
Page 49 - Affirmative are denoted by A, the Universal Negative by E, the Particular Affirmative by I, and the Particular Negative by O.
Page 150 - One view, however, believes that it is both able and obligated to divine at the beginning the One Real Principle, on which the world actually depends, and from it to deduce or construe the entire actuality 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 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

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