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- Title: Truth and Knowledge: Cover Sheet
- Translated from the German by Rita Stebbing
- Title: Truth and Knowledge: Bibliographical Note
- Collison. This was based on the first German edition of 1894.
- When the revised and enlarged German edition appeared in 1918, the same
- A revised and amended edition of the 1921 version with preface by Hermann
- Title: Truth and Knowledge: Preface
- would be wrong to belittle this man's lasting contributions toward the
- development of German philosophy and science. But the time has come to
- this is the case. It is an instinctive urge, inseparable from human
- opposed by the German philosophy which followed.
- accessible to human reason. Even Schopenhauer, though he maintained
- the human spirit, created by an activity which is free; this product
- reality. Thus man's highest activity, his spiritual creativeness, is
- activity. Man is not a passive onlooker in relation to evolution,
- “categorical imperative,” an external power whose commandments
- philosophical work of our time, the world-view of Eduard von Hartmann.
- human existence. He who does not consider this to be his ultimate goal,
- the significance of its results for humanity. It is my aim to
- have been developed over many years. And it is with a
- shape of many thoughts now to be found in my
- Title: Truth and Knowledge: Introduction
- J. Baumann, Philosophie als Orientierung über die Welt
- Julius Bergmann, Sein und Erkennen, usw., (Existence and
- A. E. Biedermann, Christliche Dogmatik (Christian
- A. Dorner, Das menschliche Erkennen usw., (Human
- B. Erdmann, Kants Kriticismus in der esten und zweiten
- Recent Philosophy), Mannheim, 1860, especially the
- E. v. Hartmann, Kritische Grundlegung des
- ________, J. H. v. Kirchmanns erkenntnistheoretischer Realismus,
- (J. H. v. Kirchmann's Cognitional-Theoretical Realism),
- G. Heymans, Die Gesetze und Elemente des
- Philosophy of the Scotsman, Thomas Reid), Munich, 1890.
- M. Kauffmann, Fundamente der Erkenntnistheorie und
- J. H. v. Kirchmann, Die Lehre vom Wissen als Einleitung
- O. Liebmann, Kant und die Epigonen, (Kant and the
- German translation, Braunschweig, 1849.
- (Inquiry into the Human Mind for the Principles of
- Common Sense), 1764; German translation, Leipzig,
- H. Vaihinger, Hartmann, Dühring, Lange, Iserlohn, 1876.
- J. Volkelt, Immanuel Kants Erkenntnistheorie, usw.,
- (Immanuel Kant's Theory of Cognition, etc.), Hamburg,
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- Title: Truth and Knowledge: i. Preliminary Remarks
- possible, about man's faculty of knowledge. This is generally
- gland in the human brain, as long as the emphasis was on its purpose!
- inquiry began as to whether, in man, it might be merely a remnant from
- a lower level of evolution. Another example: how many physical
- Title: Truth and Knowledge: ii. Kant's Basic Epistemological Question
- demands that these judgments must be acquired a priori, i.e.,
- Otto Liebmann
- Robert Zimmermann,
- constituted in such and such a manner, but not that it could not
- O. Liebmann,
- Ed. v. Hartmann
- Title: Truth and Knowledge: iii. Epistemology Since Kant
- Eduard von Hartmann
- Eduard von Hartmann did attempt to provide a foundation for this view.
- Otto Liebmann
- (Rehmke) etc. Kirchmann starts from two epistemological axioms: “the
- and comprehensively summarized in Part I of Eduard von Hartmann's
- characteristic manner which is conditioned by its structure, so that
- external world, namely motion, and that the many aspects of the world
- physiology aims to investigate the processes that occur in man's body
- up by Hartmann in the following words:
- realism” Hartmann adds further objections which he describes as
- our own soul-activity. Hartmann says: “Thus all that the subject
- right one? That is Hartmann's approach when he believes his
- furthermore, one may express this inner life in a naive manner rather
- subjective activity of man: cognition, and it wishes to demonstrate
- what many thinkers, inclined more toward the practical doing of
- Title: Truth and Knowledge: iv. The Starting Point of Epistemology
- something brought into existence by man, something that has arisen
- cognition, so that the very next step man takes beyond it is the
- i.e. that picture of the world which presents itself to man before he
- If a being with a fully developed human intelligence were suddenly
- practice, man never encounters this world-picture in this form at any
- starting point for a theory of knowledge. Hartmann says for example:
- lowest level of life, since the philosophizing human being has no
- of man's consciousness when he begins philosophical reflection.”
- coincide with any stage of human development; the boundary must be
- world-picture as it appears when completed by man, that other
- must manifest. Such a decree in no way infringes on the quality of the
- Let us now take a closer look at this demand. Where, within the
- man, because it is said that all thinking refers only to objects and
- Title: Truth and Knowledge: v. Cognition and Reality
- try again. All knowledge depends on man's establishing a correct
- There is no doubt that many of our attempts to grasp things by means
- Title: Truth and Knowledge: vi. Epistemology Free of Assumptions and Fichtes Science of Knowledge
- this idea is directly given in human consciousness. Both outer and
- given are united within human consciousness to form full reality, and
- But in human consciousness the situation is different. Here the union
- science, is built up in the same manner in which all possible
- general manner of acting of the intelligence. ... By means of this
- inclinations to present the freedom of the human personality in the clearest
- fundamental principle of human knowledge. It cannot be proven nor
- you and turn it toward your inner being — this is the first demand that
- direction, not as merely postulating existence, but revealing many
- which a new world is revealed which does not exist for the ordinary man at
- manifest, be it the relation of the sun to the stone it warms, or the
- Title: Truth and Knowledge: vii. Epistemological Conclusion
- significance for all human knowledge. The theory of knowledge alone
- A. E. Biedermann.
- But to establish his standpoint, Biedermann uses concepts
- theory of knowledge. Admittedly, much of what Biedermann maintains is
- has thus arisen. Biedermann seeks to attain an epistemological
- Title: Truth and Knowledge: viii. Practical Conclusion
- universe shines forth in human cognition.
- It is part of man's task to bring into the sphere of apparent reality
- To recognize this law in the sphere of human conduct is simply a
- free sphere. Only insofar as man is able to live in this
- of every individual's development, as well as the task of mankind as a whole.
- The most important problem of all human thinking is: to understand man
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