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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Vaihinger’s is an important history to tell because, I find, this particular side of our philosophical tradition is not often enough appreciated in the neo-positivist and happy-go-lucky because unreflective intellectual climate of today. Lists with This Book.

Sign in to use this feature. One wonders how sustainable this stance is in practice. It is not vaihimger everything that we are. Stephen rated it it was amazing Oct 23, New World Encyclopedia writers and editors rewrote and completed the Wikipedia article in oc with New World Encyclopedia standards.


Rotting rated it it was ok May 05, This tendency became painfully obvious when subjects other than science were being discussed. In this view, the fullest lucidity we can have access to as embodied existents is the lucidity Vaihinger provides here, I think, the clearest exposition of if thread that runs from the medieval nominalists, through Hume, Kant, and ultimately, Nietzsche.

Views Read Edit View history. The Philosophy of Peirce: He finds it open to criticism on the grounds that it involves a covert appeal to a non-pragmatic concept of truth. His is a sobering, chilling look, but one that brings the beauty of clarity.

Once you suspend this foundational act of faith and take a very clear look at the nature of the knowledge situation, as well as the human drives that power it, Vaihinger persuasively argues, “the philosophy of as-if” is what is left to our honest perusal. We must not bank on finding a basis for any positive theoretical postulates once the process has run its course, for precisely the reasons that Kant offered in his first Critique.


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Credits New World Encyclopedia writers and editors rewrote and completed the Wikipedia article in accordance with New World Encyclopedia standards. Return to Book Page. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Knowledge is the means whereby we construct a human, cognizable, systematizable world atop the intractable otherness of the real world. An interesting look into the thoughts that have worked their way through the development of modern Psychology Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Laurent rated it really liked it Jan 31, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

View all 5 comments. Pholosophy Music Stream millions of songs. Andrei Vezeteu rated it really liked it Jun 11, Mario Spassov rated it really liked it Mar 11, History of Western Philosophy. This is because we cannot assume that we are in any way “the measure of all things. Essential Readings in Logical Positivism.

The goal all along has been to make people drop to their knees and think about authority instead of doctrine because the ideas that people become enthusiastic about get shot like the horse they rode in on. We treat it ‘as-if’ it can be made up of a number of lines, each of length r. Michael Reid rated it it was amazing Jun 18, Inwood writes that Vaihinger’s theory “involves familiar, though not necessarily insurmountable, difficulties”.


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Problems arise when we mistake these fictions for hypotheses. Richard Pfau rated it really liked it Feb 23, This, he argues persuasively, is especially true in the case of Kant and Nietzsche, neither of which you can understand unless you place them in relation to each other on this larger map of philosophical positions that converge around “the philosophy of as-if,” which he also calls “fictionalism,” or the view that whatever else our knowledge-constructs may happen to be, what we can most surely say about them, from the vantage point which we, in fact, occupy, is that they are postulates grounded solely in our organismic striving to progressively extend the pattern set by our organismic requirements by re-creating the world in a human form.

I cannot help but admire the way that he shows that Nietzsche takes up the Kantian critique of the instrument of all knowing, reason, only to radicalize it by showing that all our ontology, which is used, among other things, to ground our various disciplines including those of scienceis really a subset of aesthetics and axiology. Vaihinger gives an in-depth history of such concepts, primarily from science and philosophy. Tudor rated it it was amazing Jun 14, Rather, we seek to know a world fully colonized by our own human reflection, a world rendered a home for the human spirit, a world that is no longer an inscrutable, alien other.

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