The Realm of Ends: Or Pluralism and Theism

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James Ward (1843–1925) was a renowned philosopher and psychologist who criticised the objective principles of scientific naturalism. Believing in the primacy of the subject–object relationship for human experience, he rejected the detached perspective of the sciences; coming to the final conclusion that matter is fundamentally derived from mind, and mind is given coherence by the existence of God. This metaphysical belief was derived from his observations as a psychologist during the earlier part of his career, ...

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Overview

James Ward (1843–1925) was a renowned philosopher and psychologist who criticised the objective principles of scientific naturalism. Believing in the primacy of the subject–object relationship for human experience, he rejected the detached perspective of the sciences; coming to the final conclusion that matter is fundamentally derived from mind, and mind is given coherence by the existence of God. This metaphysical belief was derived from his observations as a psychologist during the earlier part of his career, and his understanding that the subject cannot be reduced to a passive receiver of the objective world. This volume, which was originally published in 1911, was based upon the Gifford Lectures given during the years 1907–10. It constitutes a further development of Ward's beliefs into the form of a complete system, and it remains of value to anyone with an interest in philosophy, psychology or phenomenology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521235501
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 521
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Pluralism: 1. Introductory; 2. The one and the many; 3. Pluralism; 4. The contingency in the world; 5. Evolution as epigenesis and equilibration; 6. The pluralistic goal; 7. The pluralism of Hegel; 8. The Hegelian unity; 9. The limits of pluralism; 10. The difficulties of pluralism; Part II. Theism: 11. The idea of creation; 12. The cosmology of theism; 13. Freedom; 14. Freedom and foreknowledge; 15. The problem of evil and pessimism; 16. The problem of evil and optimism; 17. Moral evil and moral order; 18. Theories of a future life; 19. Faith and knowledge; 20. The realm of ends; Supplementary note; Some replies to criticism; Index.

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