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- Title: PoSA: Chapter III: Thinking in the Service of Understanding the World
- event which I observe. The direction and velocity of the second ball is
- more than observe, I cannot say anything about the motion of the second ball
- which the observed process is related in a definite way. As certain as it is
- even when I am no longer able to observe. An object or event which has only
- been observed does not of itself reveal anything about its connection with
- observed it, or express it in the form of a clear thought which can be
- goes on about these things, I do not observe at the same time. I observe the
- table; the thinking about the table I carry out, but I do not observe it at
- my own activity if, besides observing the table, I wanted also to observe my
- to be clear about the fact that when thinking is observed the same procedure
- object I observe, and not the feeling of pleasure. This objection, however,
- concepts which correspond to the change observed in a pane of glass when a
- When I say of an observed object: This is a rose, I say absolutely nothing
- sphere as other observed objects and events. It is characteristic of the
- nature of thinking that it is an activity directed solely upon the observed
- which he observes.
- The first thing then, that we observe about thinking is that it is the
- unobserved element in our ordinary life of thought.
- The reason we do not observe thinking in our daily life of thought is
- about and think about my own thinking. I can never observe my present
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- Title: PoSA: Chapter IV: The World as Perception
- many instances I may have observed. Observation calls up thinking, and it is
- beyond the observed object.
- observation. Insofar as the human being observes an object, it appears to
- he observes it. He clings to this belief until he meets with further
- which confronts the object and observes it. I do not merely see a tree, but
- place in me while I observe the tree. When the tree disappears from my field
- brain, ceases, in fact, with what I should observe if I could treat the brain
- Title: PoSA: Chapter V: The Act of Knowing the World
- observed object or event is foreign to us as long as we do not have in our
- without any color qualities, so the one who lacks intuition can observe only
- subject, or, the other way round, if I could observe the building up of the
- Title: PoSA: Chapter VII: Are There Limits to Knowledge?
- Where the metaphysical realist observes a relation between perceptible
- Title: PoSA: Chapter VIII: The Factors of Life
- observe and grasp the nature of thinking lies in the fact that its nature
- Title: PoSA: Chapter IX: The Idea of Freedom
- relation if one observes it without prejudice. A real understanding of such
- conscious thinking which is being observed, underestimate what can be seen
- when thinking is observed without prejudice. During his observation of
- thinking, the observer lives directly within a spiritual, self-sustaining
- When thinking is observed, two things coincide which elsewhere must
- footprints. So too, one who, without prejudice, observes the nature of
- will be recognized if only thinking is observed without prejudice. The “I”
- activity can only be obtained if we first observe how will-activity issues
- Title: PoSA: Chapter XI: World Purpose and Life Purpose
- observed only in human actions. This is therefore the only sphere in which
- Title: PoSA: Chapter XII: Moral Imagination
- observer and had been endowed with a sufficiently long span of life. He also
- would have to represent to himself that it would have been possible to observe
- it is observation in the sense that the human will is observed within
- If I observe will when it is an image of intuition, then from this will the
- will no one can observe who is unable to observe how free will consists in
- Title: PoSA: Chapter XIII: The Value of Life
- displeasure. Here it is important to observe that pleasure or displeasure
- turns into pain. This may be observed especially in people whose desire for
- Title: PoSA: Chapter XIV: Individuality and Species
- observer must gain his concepts through his own intuition; when it is a case
- Title: PoSA: The Consequences of Monism
- also is sought within the world to be observed, that is, in human nature
- reality. When we observe with thinking, we carry out a process that in
- nowhere fit into the network of concepts embracing the world to be observed.
- Title: PoSA: First Appendix
- soul life of the observer). They say: My conscious world is enclosed within
- endeavors to survey the matter from the point of view that observes facts in
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