Metamorphosis of the Given: Toward an Ecology of Consciousness

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Schwarzkopf (philosophy, Rudolf Steiner College) describes a method of inner observation, and details his observations of human acts of understanding, especially as they concern the question of the given. He discusses the history of the notion of the given, and of the use of the term in philosophy. He sees the argument of this book as a continuation of that developed by Rudolph Steiner in . Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820425856
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/1995
  • Series: Revisioning Philosophy Series
  • Pages: 210
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

History of the Study
Introduction 3
1 Empiricism: Experience and Science 13
Francis Bacon 16
Thomas Hobbes 18
John Locke 22
George Berkeley 27
David Hume 31
2 Critical Idealism: Constituents of Experience 37
The Transcendental Given 37
The Empirical Given 41
3 Neopositivism: Empiricism of Sensation 45
Ernst Mach 45
Viennese Circle 47
4 Idealism: The Sphere of the Witness 51
5 Phenomenology of the Spirit: Givenness of the Idea 59
The Life of Concepts in the Light of Experience 60
Presence of the Witness 64
Dialectic Transformation 66
6 Phenomenology: The Eidos in Sense-Perception 69
Phenomenological Reduction 71
The Given 76
7 Phenomenology of Consciousness: Cognition
Thinking and Cognition 81
Given and Not-Given 84
Freedom 86
Imagination 88
Imaginative Perception 88
Thinking Imagination 89
8 Rational Empiricism: The Archetypal Phenomenon
Outer Context, Inner Connection: Living Organism 93
Recognizing or Reading? 97
9 Empirical Idealism: Language and Understanding 101
Nature of the Word 102
Hierarchy of Given and Not-Given 104
Intuition and Attention 107
10 The Logos-Principle: the Faculty of Attention 113
The Source of Speaking: Logos 114
The Key of the Given 121
11 The Reversal of the Will: Instructed Not-Knowing 125
Source of Light 127
Source of Life 129
The Word in the Beginning 130
12 Assimilation to Truth 135
13 The Book of Nature: Reality 141
Structure of Language, Structure of Nature 143
Feeling Perception 146
Paradigm of Reality 148
14 Toward an Ecology of Consciousness 153
15 Metamorphosis of the Given 157
16 Logos and Paradigm: Possibilities for Logos Activity in the Formation of Paradigms
The Meaning of Life 163
The Meaning of Logos 164
Experience of Meaning 165
Shared Meaning 167
The Meaning of Coming to a New Paradigm 169
The Source of Speaking 171
Feeling of Evidence 171
Cosmos of Conversation 172
The Heart of the Matter 175
Essence of Light 176
Growing of Age 178
Footsteps of the Logos 181
I and Non-I 183
Nature of Reality 186
The Meeting Place 188
Postscript: Spiritual Empiricism 191
Postscript: Spiritual Communion 192
Bibliography 195
Index 205
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