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REASON IN COMMON SENSE
     

REASON IN COMMON SENSE

by George Santayana
 
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CONTENTS:

INTRODUCTION - THE SUBJECT OF THIS WORK, ITS METHOD AND ANTECEDENTS
Progress is relative to an ideal which reflection creates.—Efficacious reflection is reason...


REASON IN COMMON

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Scanned, proofed and corrected from the original edition for your reading pleasure. (Worth every penny!)

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CONTENTS:

INTRODUCTION - THE SUBJECT OF THIS WORK, ITS METHOD AND ANTECEDENTS
Progress is relative to an ideal which reflection creates.—Efficacious reflection is reason...


REASON IN COMMON SENSE

CHAPTER I. THE BIRTH OF REASON
Existence always has an Order, called Chaos when incompatible with a chosen good.—Absolute order, or truth, is static, impotent, indifferent...

CHAPTER II. FIRST STEPS AND FIRST FLUCTUATIONS
Dreams before thoughts.—The mind vegetates uncontrolled save by physical forces...

CHAPTER III. THE DISCOVERY OF NATURAL OBJECTS
Nature man’s home.—Difficulties in conceiving nature...

CHAPTER IV. ON SOME CRITICS OF THIS DISCOVERY
Psychology as a solvent.—Misconceived role of intelligence...

CHAPTER V. NATURE UNIFIED AND MIND DISCERNED
Man’s feeble grasp of nature.—Its unity ideal and discoverable only by steady thought...

CHAPTER VI. DISCOVERY OF FELLOW-MINDS
Another background for current experience may be found in alien minds.—Two usual accounts of this conception criticised: analogy between bodies, and dramatic dialogue in the soul...

CHAPTER VII. CONCRETIONS IN DISCOURSE AND IN EXISTENCE
So-called abstract qualities primary.—General qualities prior to particular things.—Universals are concretions in discourse...

CHAPTER VIII. ON THE RELATIVE VALUE OF THINGS AND IDEAS
Moral tone of opinions derived from their logical principle.—Concretions in discourse express instinctive reactions...

CHAPTER IX. HOW THOUGHT IS PRACTICAL
Functional relations of mind and body.—They form one natural life...

CHAPTER X. THE MEASURE OF VALUES IN REFLECTION
Honesty in hedonism.—Necessary qualifications.—The will must judge...

XI. SOME ABSTRACT CONDITIONS OF THE IDEAL
The ultimate end a resultant.—Demands the substance of ideals.—Discipline of the will...

CHAPTER XII. FLUX AND CONSTANCY IN HUMAN NATURE
Respectable tradition that human nature is fixed.—Contrary currents of opinion.—Pantheism...

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012079381
Publisher:
OGB
Publication date:
02/09/2011
Series:
The Life of Reason or The Phases of Human Progress , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
994,055
File size:
394 KB

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