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  • Title: PoSA (English/RSPC1949): Appendix I
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    • but who will look upon what follows as a tissue of abstract concepts
    • through artificial construction of concepts, involving an inference
    • structure of concepts in front of reality.
  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Appendix II
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    • also be led out of these arid concepts into concrete life. I am fully
    • of concepts, if one's experience is to penetrate life in all
    • philosophers have been artists in concepts. Human Ideas have been the
  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter I
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    • from the same point of view in combating the concept of free will.
    • it. The concept of motive is indissolubly bound up with that of will.
    • analogies in the animal world to clear up the concept of freedom as
    • analysed away into cold concepts of the understanding. It is said
  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter II
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    • conception cannot solve the problem: it can only shift it to another
    • instance, the work of this “I” in the conceptual
  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter III
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    • observations. The purpose of my reflection is to form concepts of the
    • occurrence. I connect the concept of an elastic ball with certain
    • other concepts of mechanics, and consider the special circumstances
    • second process which takes place in the conceptual sphere. This
    • concepts if I have no need of them. If, however, this need is
    • connection among the concepts, ball, elasticity, motion, impact,
    • me, so surely is the conceptual process unable to take place without
    • constantly feel obliged to seek for concepts and connections of
    • concepts, which stand in a certain relation to the objects and
    • not given their concepts. My being the agent in the conceptual
    • by supplementing a process with a conceptual counterpart?
    • corresponding concepts. Mere observation can trace the parts of a
    • without the help of concepts. I observe the first billiard ball move
    • prior to the obstruction of my view I have discovered the concepts
    • Non-Ego, Idea and Will, Concept and Matter, Force and Substance, the
    • conceptual form and thus use thinking. He therefore indirectly admits
    • means of observation. As little as we can form a concept of a horse
    • fancies, representations, concepts, Ideas, all illusions and
    • all in the same relation to its object as the concept formed by
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  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter IV
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    • CONCEPTS
    • thinking. What a concept is cannot be expressed in words. Words can
    • do no more than draw our attention to the fact that we have concepts.
    • concept of the object. The wider the range of our experience, the
    • larger becomes the sum of our concepts. Moreover, concepts are not by
    • a whole ruled by law. The concept “organism,” e.g.,
    • “growth,” and others. Other concepts based on particular
    • objects fuse completely with one another. All concepts formed from
    • particular lions fuse in the collective concept “lion.”
    • In this way, all the separate concepts combine to form a closed,
    • conceptual system within which each has its special place. “Ideas”
    • do not differ qualitatively from concepts. They are but fuller, more
    • saturated, more comprehensive concepts. I must attach special
    • thinking my starting-point, and not concepts and Ideas which are
    • thinking cannot, therefore, be simply transferred to concepts.
    • from Hegel, who regards the concept as something primary and
    • Concepts cannot be
    • grows up, he slowly and gradually forms the concepts corresponding to
    • the objects which surround him. Concepts are added to observation.
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  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter V
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    • a conception of the world. In any case, it is inadmissible to reject
    • is transcendental in the sense of this world conception when it
    • definite concept. Why should this concept belong any less to the
    • exist quite apart from a perceiving subject, but the concept appears
    • blossoms can unfold. Just so the concept of a plant arises when a
    • thing. It might be quite possible for a spirit to receive the concept
    • it would never occur that the concept did not .belong to the thing.
    • It would have to ascribe to the concept an existence indivisibly
    • concepts, but to our mental organization. Our whole being functions
    • our understanding only single concepts out of a connected conceptual
    • single concept of “triangle.” It is quite immaterial for
    • the content of this concept whether it is grasped in A's
    • of this prejudice are unable to see that the concept of a triangle
    • which my head grasps is the same as the concept which my neighbour's
    • concepts. Hence he believes that each person has his private
    • concepts. It is a fundamental demand of philosophic thinking to
    • overcome this prejudice. The one uniform concept of “triangle”
    • thinking beings the concept rises up when they confront the external
    • total reality. The other side is the concept. The act of cognition is
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  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter VI
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    • world, only through thinking which by means of concepts relates the
    • concept, connects itself with the percept. When, next, the percept
    • but an intuition related to a particular percept; it is a concept
    • the reference to this percept. My concept of a lion is not
    • concept of a lion without his ever having seen a lion, but I can
    • therefore, an individualized concept. And now we can see how real
    • combination of concept and percept. The concept acquires by means of
    • we come across a second thing with which the same concept connects
    • conceptual system, not merely a corresponding concept, but the
    • individualized concept with its characteristic relation to the same
    • representation stands between percept and concept. It is the
    • determinate concept which points to the percept.
    • The man who has the greater number of individualized concepts will be
    • again from his field of vision, because he lacks the concepts which
    • another acquire concepts; but his intuitions lack the vivid reference
    • abstract conceptual systems are alike incapable of acquiring a rich
    • to us as percept and concept; and the subjective representative of
    • objective would be contained in percept, concept and
    • to the concept, but we relate them also to our private subjectivity,
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  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter VII
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    • elements of reality, the percept and the concept gained by thinking,
    • distinction from the unified whole composed of percept and concept.
    • false conception of what we call knowledge. It divides the whole of
    • air. We are then engaged in mere playing with concepts. We construct
    • which is assumed outside the realm of percept and concept must be
    • remains an empty concept, a non-concept which has only the form of a
    • concept. In this case the Dualistic thinker generally asserts that
    • the content of this concept is inaccessible to our knowledge. We
    • into the concept of the thing-in-itself, it would still remain
    • working as he does with a completely empty concept of the
    • of knowledge. The follower of a Monistic world-conception knows that
    • concept of knowledge, as defined by us, that there can be no talk of
    • organization, stands over against a sphere of concepts pointing to
    • knowledge, viz., percept and concept, into four: (1) the object
    • the subject; (4) the concept which relates the percept to the object
    • percept with concept and the letter's reference to the
    • presuppositions, it is clear why the Dualist regards his concepts
    • conceptual representatives of the objectively real. The bond of unity
    • more, we may have in our consciousness merely a conceptual
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  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter VIII
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    • determined elements are the concepts and Ideas. Thinking, therefore,
    • purely conceptual (logical) one, if it were not supplemented by other
    • through concepts, but also, as we have already seen, through feeling.
    • We are, therefore, not beings with a merely conceptual content. The
    • its second factor, the concept or Idea. This is why, in actual life,
    • gradual development, that we attain to the point at which the concept
    • sense we have described, strives to grasp by means of concepts the
    • error in such a mystical conception based upon feeling is that it
    • ideally (conceptually) the percepts to itself, and itself to the
    • conceptual form. What the I achieves by its will is, on this view, a
    • the conceptual interpretation of the world is inadequate. Both
    • higher form of mediation between them. Besides the conceptual (ideal)
  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter IX
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    • concept “tree” is conditioned for our knowledge by the
    • can select only one determinate concept from the general system of
    • concepts. The connection of concept and percept is mediately and
    • The connection between a percept and its concept is recognized after
    • apart, viz., concept and percept. If we fail to see this, we shall be
    • unable to regard the concepts which we have elaborated in response to
    • clearing the way for a conception of the psycho-physical organization
    • action. The motive is a factor of the nature of concept or
    • directly conditioned in the human organization. The conceptual
    • individual. The motive of an act of will may be a pure concept, or
    • else a concept with a definite relation to perception, i.e.,
    • a representation. General and individual concepts (representations)
    • concept however, or one and the same representation, influence
    • outcome of the concept or the representation, but also of the
    • disposition.” The manner in which concept and representation
    • conditioned by the sum total of those concepts which have, in the
    • representation or concept the motive for action will depend on
    • representation or concept, which becomes the motive, determines the
    • to turn given representations and concepts into motives, and (2) the
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  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter X
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    • to him the conceptual content of his moral life in a perceptible way
    • This conception,
    • behind percept and concept. If anybody maintains of the action of a
    • Monistic conception, then, man's action is partly free, partly
    • of concepts as nothing more than abstractions from the world of
    • when seen in its reality, a living concept. It is a criterion of the
    • No, what matters is whether he develops concepts which are applicable
    • thought, is necessitated,” lays down a concept which is
    • action or to existence. And if he were to think out what his concept
    • nineteenth century it openly flaunted itself. Towards a conception
    • to reject a conception of the world which takes spirit into account,
  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter XI
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    • which we may call the overcoming of the concept of purpose in spheres
    • concept. The percept of the cause precedes the percept of the effect.
    • through their corresponding concepts. The percept of the effect must
    • of the conceptual factor. For the perceptual factor of the effect
    • concept (law) of the effect must really, i.e., by means of a
    • influence of a concept upon something else is, however, to be
    • which the concept of purpose is applicable.
    • The concept of purpose, valid for subjective actions, is very
    • organisms. It is but slowly that this mistaken concept of purpose is
    • concept of purpose in every sphere, with the sole exception of human
    • concept of purpose believe that, in surrendering it, they are forced
    • effective cause should be a concept, more precisely the concept of
    • the effect. But in nature we can nowhere point to concepts operating
    • as causes. The concept is never anything but the ideal nexus of cause
    • come to the conclusion that the author, in rejecting the concept of
    • who reject this concept in order to be able to regard first,
    • rejecting the concept of purpose even for the spiritual world, so far
  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter XII
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    • particular concept out of the sum of his concepts, and to realize it
    • content of perception. The concept will have to realize itself in a
    • concrete particular event. As a concept it will not contain this
    • in general, a concept is related to a percept, e.g., the
    • concept lion to a particular lion. The link between concept and
    • them what to leave undone. Laws take on the form of general concepts
    • Conceptual form belongs to laws which inhibit actions. Thou shalt not
    • action exists in general conceptual form (e.g., Thou shalt do
    • concrete representation of the action (the relation of the concept to
    • concept into a representation is always necessary.
    • able to find concepts for the ready-made world than
    • conceived differently from the Materialist's conception of it, is
    • maintaining that he could from his concept of the proto-amniote
    • solar system from the concept of the Kant-Laplace nebula, if this
    • concept of an original nebula had been formed only from the percept
    • evolution later ones really develop; that once the concept of the
    • the connection. But in no case should he admit that the concept
    • whilst we can understand the connection of later moral concepts with
    • concept of reptiles out of the concept of the proto-amniotes. Later
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  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter XIII
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    • life as percept. For man reaches reality not through concepts by
    • themselves, but through the interpenetration of concepts and percepts
    • impossible to say of this ethical conception, which expects from the
    • would creation be purposeless. And such a world conception envisages
  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter XIV
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    • understand a human being completely if one makes the concept of the
    • an objection runs counter to the concept of freedom advocated in this
    • to the laws of his genus ceases. The conceptual content which man, by
    • The individual must gain his concepts through his own intuition. It
    • is impossible to deduce from any concept of the genus how the
    • and generic concepts is but a preparation for the kind of knowledge
    • cease to call in any concepts of our own making if we would
    • thinking of a concept and a percept. With all other objects the
    • observer has to gain his concepts through his intuition; but if the
    • into our own spirit those concepts by which the individual determines
    • conceptual contents). Those who always mix their own concepts into
  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter XV
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    • into the network of the conceptual world. As soon as this happens,
    • life of the cosmos. The unity of the conceptual world which contains
    • concept. Only so long as we contemplate the laws which pervade and
    • determine all percepts, in the abstract form of concepts, do we
    • subjectivity does not belong to the content of the concept which, by
    • understand that the concept is something real, have in mind only the
    • abstract form, in which we grasp it in our spirit. But the concept
    • nature. An abstract concept, taken by itself, has as little reality
    • which is given objectively, the concept that part which is given
    • percepts we have nothing but abstract concepts. Reality is not
    • contained in the abstract concept. It is revealed to thoughtful
    • observation which considers neither the concept by itself nor the
    • of mere perception. We are not able by means of abstract conceptual
    • hypotheses (purely conceptual reflection) to puzzle out the essence
    • concept and percept. It does not manufacture a metaphysical system
    • out of mere abstract concepts, because it looks upon the concept as
    • holds the conceptual content of the world to be identical for all
    • In the single conceptual world there are not as many concepts of
    • “lion,” but only one. And the concept which A adds to the
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  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Contents
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  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Editors Note to the 1st Translated Edition
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  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Editors Preface to the 4th Edition, 1939
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  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Extract to Editors Note to 2nd Edition
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  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Preface to the Revised Translation, 1939
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    • concept,” in accordance with general use. There has been,
    • mental picture which the thinker forms to represent the concept in an
    • stands for the concept and represents it
    • an ordinary concept. It is a “fuller, more saturated, more
    • comprehensive concept.” [*
  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Preface to the Revised Edition, 1918
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