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  • Title: Truth and Knowledge: Cover Sheet
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  • Title: Truth and Knowledge: Preface
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    • recognize that the foundation for a truly satisfying view of the world
    • foundation of things lying beyond the world of our senses and our
    • of things outside the given physical and spiritual world, as long as a
    • comprehensive investigation of this world does not lead to the
    • and account for the world is within the reach of our thinking. The
    • assumption that there are principles which belong to our world, but
    • principles into another world. Kant did indeed refute “dogmatic”
    • by Kant, but sought the ultimate principles within the world
    • combined with the world given to our senses constitutes complete
    • an organic part of the universal world-process. The world-process
    • his participation; he is the active co-creator of the world-process,
    • philosophical work of our time, the world-view of Eduard von Hartmann.
    • Goethe's world-view. I was first introduced to this by my revered
    • derived from Goethe's world-view. My thoughts, as here set forth, and
  • Title: Truth and Knowledge: Introduction
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    • this by showing that the subjective form in which the picture of the world
    • and holds that this division is resolved, not in an objective world-dialectic
    • as World-Thinking According to the Principle of the
    • of the World) Vol. I, Leipzig, 1882.
    • (Philosophy as Orientation about the World) Leipzig, 1872.
    • of Our Belief in the Reality of the Outer World and its
    • (The World as Percept and Concept, etc.), Berlin, 1880.
    • of World-Thought and Thought-World, A System of a
    • the World and the Conduct of Life), Jena, 1887.
  • Title: Truth and Knowledge: iii. Epistemology Since Kant
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    • achievement of Kantian philosophy is the principle that the world is
    • cognition. In this sentence I add a predicate to the world given to
    • external world, namely motion, and that the many aspects of the world
    • external world. itself, but merely the subjective sensations which it
    • how this external world enters our consciousness by means of our
    • world is lost, and all that remains in consciousness are our
    • external world is built up by the soul, using the material of
    • causal laws in the world of phenomena. According to this view, our
    • whole world-picture is composed of subjective sensations arranged by
    • summarized as follows: If an external world exists then we do not
    • world of representations. When followed out consistently, this is a
    • given world-picture as a subjective content of representations, just
    • the world as certain and beyond doubt, is usually called naive
    • realism. The opposite view, which regards this world-picture as merely
    • this path and to attempt to arrive at another view of the world. Does
    • various world-views are engaged in a sort of struggle for existence in
  • Title: Truth and Knowledge: iv. The Starting Point of Epistemology
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    • Only our directly given world-picture can offer such a starting point,
    • i.e. that picture of the world which presents itself to man before he
    • [Differentiation of the given, indistinct, world picture
    • Before our conceptual activity begins, the world-picture contains
    • other predicate must also be excluded from the world-picture at this
    • created out of nothing and then confronted the world, the first
    • what I have just characterized as the directly given world-picture. In
    • practice, man never encounters this world-picture in this form at any
    • The objection to this, however, is that the world-picture with which
    • carefully removed from the world-picture so that it can be considered
    • world-picture as it appears when completed by man, that other
    • world-picture which I described as the directly given. However, what
    • directly given world-picture, nor define nor express anything about it;
    • saying: I eliminate from my world-picture all conceptual definitions
    • world arrived at through the act of cognition.
    • world-content. This description even allows for the possibility that
    • the total world-content would turn out to be only a figment of our own
    • This directly given world-content includes everything that enters our
    • are equal to the rest of the world-content. For their relation to
    • be made with cognition? How does one part of the world-picture come to
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  • Title: Truth and Knowledge: v. Cognition and Reality
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    • world-picture a particular part of it; this was done because it lies
    • torn apart the unity of the world-picture. We must realize that what
    • the world content, irrespective of our postulate. This provides the
    • The act of restoration consists in thinking about the world as given.
    • Our thinking consideration of the world brings about the actual union
    • of the two parts of the world content: the part we survey as given on
    • To permeate the world, as given, with concepts and ideas, is a
    • world-picture by means of its own activity that knowledge can come
    • with some other content of the world. Gideon Spicker is therefore
    • (Lessing's World-View), page 5, “We can never experience, either
    • chaotic relationship with the world-picture into a systematic one.
    • This means that thinking approaches the given world-content as an
    • first lifts out certain entities from the totality of the world-whole.
    • relationship between two separate sections of the world-content, it
    • world content. If the latter were unable to express anything about
    • world-content systematically. But the fact that he believed that the a
    • example, that we detach one content, a, from the world-picture, and
    • for relating the elements of the world-picture so that the laws
    • world-picture, in contrast to the merely given world-picture. Our
    • laws that govern the world correspond. In the example given above, let
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  • Title: Truth and Knowledge: vi. Epistemology Free of Assumptions and Fichtes Science of Knowledge
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    • given world, a second world — the world of thinking — rises up to
    • the way they are found united in the remainder of the world-content.
    • In the entire remainder of the world picture we must conceive an
    • more, in accordance with the original nature of the objective world.
    • (p. 15) rightly says: “His world-view is predominantly and exclusively
    • inserted by thinking into the systematic whole of the world-picture,
    • world-content in thinking. Self-observation reveals the I engaged in
    • the activity of building up the world-picture by combining the given
    • appears to consist in spinning the world out of the I itself. This is
    • why Fichte sees the world-picture more and more as a construction of
    • while it constructs the world. He who is able to do this appears to
    • only the world of objects does not recognize that they have first been
    • foundation of the finished world-picture; he knows the means by which
    • which a new world is revealed which does not exist for the ordinary man at
    • all.” “The world revealed by this new sense, and therefore also
    • possible world-views. Both are capable of being built up into a consistent
    • through is, however, the world of thinking. And to determine the given
    • the rest of the world, by objective necessity the categories are
    • uphold the principle that nothing from the external world can enter
    • idealism can derive from the I that form of the world-content which is
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  • Title: Truth and Knowledge: vii. Epistemological Conclusion
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    • branches of knowledge have to the world. Combined with them it enables
    • us to understand the world, to attain a world-view. We acquire
    • discussion, we have transcended all one-sided world-views. One-sidedness,
    • the world, for there is no room for doubt in regard to the “given”
    • can never approach the world, he can only maintain this with the help of
    • The world-view which has the closest affinity to the one presented
    • world-views result from a tendency to attempt to attain knowledge of
  • Title: Truth and Knowledge: viii. Practical Conclusion
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    • world. What does the possession of knowledge and science mean for us?
    • Our discussion has shown that the innermost core of the world comes to
    • knowledge is that the world-foundation, which is not to be found as
    • world's foundation.
    • Our action is part of the universal world-process. It is therefore
    • also subject to the general laws of that world-process.
  • Title: PoSA/TaK: Inside Dust Jacket
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