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  • Title: PoSA (English/RSPC1949): Appendix I
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    • presence or living thinking - new thinking - by which all human activity
    • natural progression of human thinking. With the main body of this
    • is striving for clearness about the essential nature of man and his
    • discussion of which certain philosophers demand as necessary to a
    • fellow-man who confronts me. Whatever passes in the consciousness of
    • my fellow-man corresponds to a reality in his transcendent essence
    • consciousness this fusion manifests itself in that, so long as I
    • thinking and perceiving. This applies to many other problems which
    • Eduard von Hartmann on
    • Eduard von Hartmann rejects this position as untenable. This is
    • outside the human consciousness. This, urges von Hartmann, implies a
    • Transcendental Idealist. As such, says von Hartmann, I am obliged to
    • within the human consciousness. But, if developed with unflinching
    • consciousness. The objects of other human minds, too, I am then
    • according to von Hartmann, is the third, viz., Transcendental
    • experience. Existing beyond the sphere of human consciousness, they
    • representational. Eduard von Hartmann maintains in the monograph
    • table, how many distinct tables are there? The Naive Realist answers
    • together in the single question, ‘How many tables?’
    • alone together in a room, how many distinct persons are there? If you
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  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Appendix II
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    • presence or living thinking - new thinking - by which all human activity
    • willing to seek truth nowhere but out of the depths of human nature.
    • scientific manner of thinking of our contemporaries.] Of the
    • believe; we want to know. Belief demands the acceptance of
    • of knowledge even into the immature human being, the child. We seek
    • prevalent everywhere. But I know also that many of my contemporaries
    • demands pious exercises and ascetic practices as a preparation for
    • many, and for each there develop special sciences. But life itself is
    • which seeks in the separate sciences the elements for leading man
    • philosophers have been artists in concepts. Human Ideas have been the
    • the most immediate concern of mankind. These pages offer a
    • enhance the existential value of human personality. The true value of
    • the sciences is reached only by showing the human range of their
    • contributes to the all-round unfolding of the whole nature of man.
    • that man must bow down before the Idea and devote his powers
    • the world of Ideas in order to use them for his human aims, which
    • Man must be able to
  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter I
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    • Conscious Human Action
    • presence or living thinking - new thinking - by which all human activity
    • CONSCIOUS HUMAN ACTION
    • man in his thinking and acting a spiritually free being, or is he
    • the freedom of the human will has found enthusiastic supporters and
    • fervour, label anyone a man of limited intelligence who can deny so
    • uniformity of natural law is broken in the sphere of human action and
    • precious possession of humanity, now as its most fatal illusion.
    • Infinite subtlety has been employed to explain how human freedom can
    • be consistent with the laws working in nature, of which man, after
    • the question of the freedom of the human will we are not concerned.
    • valuation of human action and character remains untouched by this
    • exist and to act in a fixed and definite manner. To perceive this
    • many-sided it may be, namely, that everything is necessarily
    • definite manner.
    • continue. Now this is that human freedom which everybody claims to
    • free, and the coward his desire for flight. Again, the drunken man
    • experience teaches us often enough that man least of all can temper
    • definite movement as the result of an impact, is said to compel a man
    • only because man is conscious of his action, that he thinks himself
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  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter II
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    • presence or living thinking - new thinking - by which all human activity
    • human nature. Man is not a self-contained unity. He demands ever more
    • spiritual striving of mankind is nothing but the bridging of this
    • man has brought about. All its efforts consist in a vain struggle to
    • to find it. In so far as man is aware of himself as “I,”
    • the senses, i.e., the Material World. In doing so, man assigns a
    • riddles which belong to Spirit and Matter, man must inevitably
    • at the appearance in man of these two modes of existence, seeing that
    • of his own human nature, he finds himself in an awkward position.
    • When man directs his
    • of which is spiritualistic may feel tempted, in view of man's own
    • simple being manifests itself in a two-fold manner, if it is an
    • manner may at first sight be considered quite unscientific: “Living
    • knows the reverse side too: “Mankind is all in her, and she in
    • all mankind.”
    • considers the human interior as a spiritual entity utterly alien to
    • many who have read thus far will not consider my discussion in
    • have been added about attempts to reconcile man's consciousness and
  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter III
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    • presence or living thinking - new thinking - by which all human activity
    • striving of man, in so far as he is conscious of such striving. The
    • antitheses, the former being for man the most important.
    • activities of the human spirit. Unlike thinking, they must be classed
    • characteristic features of its course, the manner in which the
    • domain of brain physiology. Many people to-day find it difficult to
    • with a blind man. Let him not imagine, however, that we regard
    • normal man has this ability, this observation is the most important
    • philosophy, Descartes, to base the whole of human knowledge, on the
    • that my picture of thinking appeared indeed in a definite manner; but
    • thinking without taking account of its vehicle, the human
    • this, fails to realize that man is not the first link in the chain of
  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter IV
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    • presence or living thinking - new thinking - by which all human activity
    • gained from observation. This is apparent from the fact that, as man
    • first demand is for the concept which fits this observation. It is
    • however many instances we bring under review. Observation evokes
    • If one demands of a
    • from observation alone, one must demand also that it abandon all
    • that thinking is combined with observation. The human consciousness
    • one another. In saying this, we already characterize this (human)
    • or self-consciousness. Human consciousness must, of necessity, be at
    • be a subject because it can think. The activity performed by man as a
    • constitutes the double nature of man. He thinks and thereby embraces
    • being with fully developed human intelligence originated out of
    • through its becoming a percept for me. The manner in which, through
    • The unreflective man
    • same man sees the sun in the morning appear as a disc on the horizon,
    • everyday life, as well as in the spiritual development of mankind.
    • percepts which in those early days were unknown. A man who had been
    • makes no difference to the sun and the planetary system that human
    • of the heavens which human beings have is determined by the fact that
    • one from that of the average man. I should like to call the
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  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter V
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    • presence or living thinking - new thinking - by which all human activity
    • constitution of human individuals, then we have to do, not with
    • Hartmann gives in his work Das Grundproblem der Erkenntnistheorie
    • significance for human minds, i.e., that it is as good as
    • Eduard von Hartmann. [Cognition
    • transcendentally related to the transcendent. Hartmann's theory is
    • The naive man cannot be
    • and of this ready-made world man makes himself a picture. Whoever
    • only when a human being confronts the plant. Quite so. But leaves and
    • manner in which I obtain my knowledge of these elements.
    • Man is a limited being.
    • only single colours one after another out of a manifold colour-whole,
    • an individual stamp in each separate human being only because it
    • head grasps. The naive man believes himself to be the creator of his
    • concepts. It is a fundamental demand of philosophic thinking to
    • does not split up into a multiplicity because it is thought by many
    • persons. For the thinking of the many is itself a unity.
    • element which welds each man's special individuality into one whole
    • are bound to fail. Neither a humanly personal God, nor
    • all belong only to a limited sphere of our observation. Humanly
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  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter VI
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    • Human Individuality
    • presence or living thinking - new thinking - by which all human activity
    • HUMAN INDIVIDUALITY
    • subsequently recall this reference depends on the manner in which my
    • The man who has the greater number of individualized concepts will be
    • the man of richer experience. A man who lacks all power of intuition
    • he ought to bring into relation with them. On the other hand, a man
    • individuals is feeling, which manifests itself as pleasure or
    • the world. But man is meant to be a whole, and knowledge of objects
  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter VII
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    • into the complete thing. Let us call the manner in which the world
    • his organization, i.e., not of human organization in general,
    • inaccessible to direct knowledge. According to him, man can get only
    • real principles a little more closely. The naive man (Naive Realist)
    • first axiom of the naive man; and it is held to be equally valid in
    • The best proof for this assertion is the naive man's belief in
    • visible to the ordinary man (naive belief in ghosts).
    • reference to the existence of things that the naive man regards
    • thought that very. fine kinds of substances emanate from the objects
    • naive man demands, in addition to the ideal evidence of his thinking,
    • the real evidence of his senses. In this need of the naive man lies
    • God merely “thought.” The naive consciousness demands
    • that God should manifest Himself in ways accessible to
    • is conceived by the naive man as a process analogous to
    • What the naive man can
    • this kind. This Being is thought of as acting in a manner exactly
    • corresponding to that which we can perceive in man himself, i.e.,
    • and which are permanent.
    • Monist will reply: Maybe there are Intelligences other than human; if
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  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter VIII
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    • world faces man as a multiplicity, as an aggregate of detailed parts.
    • merely one among many other percepts, did not something arise from
    • first manifests itself in the percept of Self. But it is not merely
    • indissolubly bound up with our feeling. This is how the naive man
    • expression of human personality. The Self, through thinking, takes
    • demand, with a certain amount of justice, in addition to a principle
    • activity of the human soul is so easily misapprehended as thinking.
  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter IX
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    • different when we examine knowledge, or rather the relation of man to
    • immediately presents itself to man, we need but look at our own
    • of man. One recognizes that this organization can produce no effect
    • experience, human thinking occurs only in connection with, and by
    • relation of human organization to thinking. For this organization
    • function: first it restricts the human organization in its own
    • activity which prepares the manifestation of thinking. This explains
    • organism which thinking produces in preparing its manifestation
    • however, emerges here. If the human organization has no part in the
    • organization within the whole nature of man? The effects of thinking
    • is built upon the human organization. The latter is the source of the
    • will issues from the human organization. [The
    • directly conditioned in the human organization. The conceptual
    • will; the spring of action is the permanent determining factor in the
    • become motives of will by influencing the human individual and
    • individual make-up of human beings. This individual make-up we will
    • call, following Eduard von Hartmann, the “characterological
    • disposition.” The manner in which concept and representation
    • act on the characterological disposition of a man gives to his life a
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  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter X
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    • which he considers does not adequately represent the German
    • naive man who acknowledges nothing as real except what he can see
    • with his eyes and grasp with his hands, demands for his moral life,
    • someone who will impart to him these grounds of action in a manner
    • action to be dictated to him as commands by any man whom he considers
    • most narrow-minded man still believes in the authority of some one
    • dawns on someone that his authorities are fundamentally human beings
    • or that He moves about among men in manifest human shape, and that
    • that at which the moral command (the moral Idea) is conceived as
    • being an absolute power in one's own inner life. What man first
    • not through the part which human nature, through its thinking, plays
    • experience. Hence these extra-human moral norms always appear as
    • for the origin of morality likewise in the sphere of extra-human
    • extra-human being is conceived to be unthinking and acts according to
    • necessity, the human individual and all that belongs to him. On that
    • ft.). [For the manner in which I
    • which his reason contains as the manifestation of this absolute
    • Absolute, and man's only task is to discover, by means of his reason,
    • manifestation of the extra-human world-order. It is not man who
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  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter XI
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    • WORLD-PURPOSE AND LIFE-PURPOSE(THE DESTINATION OF MAN)
    • the manifold currents in the spiritual life of humanity there is one
    • determines the antecedent. This applies, first of all, only to human
    • actions. Man performs actions which he first represents to himself,
    • human agent. For the connection to have purposive character this
    • observed only in human actions. Hence this is the only sphere in
    • convenient for inventing such imaginary connections. The naive man
    • purposes. Man makes his tools to suit his purposes. On the same
    • What is the extra-human destination (and, consequently, purpose)
    • of man, etc.?
    • concept of purpose in every sphere, with the sole exception of human
    • arbitrary assumptions. But even life-purposes which man does not set
    • assumptions. Nothing is purposive except what man has made so, for
    • Idea becomes effective, in the realistic sense, only in man. Hence
    • human life has no other purpose and destination than the one which
    • man gives to it. If the question be asked: What is man's task in
    • realized only by human beings. Consequently, it is illegitimate to
    • “history is the evolution of man towards freedom,” or
    • limb of the human body is not determined and conditioned by an Idea
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  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter XII
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    • an analogous case, or what God has commanded to be done in such a
    • others have done in such a case as what commands they had laid down.
    • that of the punishments attached by human authority, or of the pangs
    • Now man produces
    • determinate sphere of percepts. Human action does not create
    • natural endowments and different conditions of life demand both a
    • out of proto-amniotes, but the scientist cannot manufacture the
    • manufacture out of the moral principles of an earlier culture those
    • to make the old a measure for the new? Is not every man compelled to
    • genealogical tree, from protozoa up to man as an organic being, ought
    • the ten commandments), or through God's appearance on the earth (as
    • Christ). All that happens in this way to and in man becomes a moral
    • element only when it enters into human experience and becomes an
    • looked for in the world, i.e., in man, because man is the
    • of evolution terminate with the ape, and acknowledge for man a
    • for the natural progenitors of man to seek Spirit even in nature.
    • Again, he cannot stop short at the organic functions of man, and
    • have developed out of non-human ancestors. What the nature of men
    • characteristic quality of the perfect form of human action. Freedom
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  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter XIII
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    • Hartmann.
    • human action must follow, in order to make its contribution to the
    • greatest good of the universe. All that man need do will be to find
    • knows what God's purposes are concerning the world and mankind, he
    • argument von Hartmann attempts to establish Pessimism and to make use
    • intoxication. Pain far outweighs pleasure in the world. No man, even
    • this miserable life a second time. Now, since Hartmann does not deny
    • and then to get rid of it altogether.” Human beings are members
    • (Hartmann, Phaenomenologie des sittlichen Bewusstseins, pp.
    • It is man's duty to
    • Pessimism of Schopenhauer, that of von Hartmann leads us to devoted
    • desires satiety, when its organic functions demand for their
    • nourishment. The pursuit of honour requires that a man does not
    • knowledge arises when a man is not content with the world which he
    • consequence by natural law, e.g., when a woman's sexual
    • the credit and the debit columns? Eduard von Hartmann asserts that
    • notwithstanding this, von Hartmann maintains that “though the
    • adopts this view of thinkers like Eduard von Hartmann may think it
    • Secondly, von Hartmann subjects feelings to a criticism designed to
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  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter XIV
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    • view that man is intended to become a wholly self-contained, free
    • individuality possible at all? Can we regard man as a whole in
    • man is so or so, we are referred from the individual to the genus.
    • But man emancipates
    • human race, when experienced by the individual in the right way,
    • individual who can be explained only through himself. If a man has
    • reached the point of emancipation from what is generic in him, and we
    • understand a human being completely if one makes the concept of the
    • Man sees in woman, woman in man, almost always too much of the
    • characteristics of each woman herself, but by the general
    • needs of woman. A man's activity in life is determined by his
    • individual capacity and inclination, whereas a woman's activity is
    • a woman.” Woman is to be the slave of the generic, of the
    • general functions of womanhood. So long as men debate whether woman,
    • or the other profession, the so-called Woman's Question will never
    • advance beyond the most elementary stage. What it lies in woman's
    • nature to strive for had better be left to woman herself to decide.
    • which the status of one-half of humanity is unworthy of a human being
    • sex, a woman is able to shape her life individually, just as she
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  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter XV
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    • human experience all the material which it requires for the
    • part of human nature which is accessible to our self-observation, and
    • brings to the manifold multiplicity of percepts, is identical with
    • the unity which the human desire for knowledge demands, and through
    • thinking with the demands of the desire for knowledge. A particular
    • human individual is not actually cut off from the universe. He is a
    • appearance due to perception. Man can find his existence as a
    • appearance of perception, has at all times been the goal of human
    • the view than an inter-relation discovered by human thinking has only
    • concept and percept. It does not manufacture a metaphysical system
    • Monism gives man the conviction that he lives in the world of
    • reality which cannot be experienced. It restrains man from looking
    • subjective image which inserts itself between man and reality. It
    • human individuals (cp. p. 64 ff.). According to Monistic principles,
    • every human individual regards every other as akin to himself,
    • In the single conceptual world there are not as many concepts of
    • There is but one world of Ideas, but it lives in all human beings as
    • in a multiplicity of individuals. So long as man apprehends himself
    • Reality itself. The ideal content of another human being is also my
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  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Contents
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    • CONSCIOUS HUMAN ACTION
    • HUMAN INDIVIDUALITY
    • WORLD-PURPOSE AND LIFE-PURPOSE (THE DESTINATION OF MAN)
  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Cover Sheet
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    • presence or living thinking - new thinking - by which all human activity
    • Hermann Poppelbaum, Phil.D.
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    • which was published in Germany some twenty years ago.
    • references to this book, and it contains the germs of which many of
    • knowledge of philosophy and their complete command of the German and
    • adequate English equivalents for the terms of German Philosophy.
  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Editors Preface to the 4th Edition, 1939
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    • prepared with the assistance of Dr. Phil. Hermann Poppelbaum, who has
    • a well-known reputation in England and in Germany as a qualified
    • Hoernlé has now for many years held the Professorship of
  • 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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    • presence or living thinking - new thinking - by which all human activity
    • readers of the German original of this book
    • are rarely exact equivalents of German philosophical terms, and the
    • German between “Vorstellung” and “Idee.” Both are
    • The German term “Idee,” on the other hand, means more than
    • Schelling, Hegel and indeed the whole of German philosophy are quite
    • In order to indicate this reference with the German term “Idee”
    • the German text has “Vorstellung,” and by “Idea”
    • should like to thank the many friends who contributed to this
  • Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Preface to the Revised Edition, 1918
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    • are two fundamental problems in the life of the human soul, to which
    • essential nature of man as will serve as a support for whatever else
    • this: Is man, as voluntary agent, entitled to attribute freedom to
    • naturally to the human soul. And it is easy to feel that the soul
    • causes man's soul to undergo, depend upon the position he is able to
    • there is a view concerning man's being which can support the rest of
    • would, for the whole manner of thinking adopted in this book, be no
    • which man's own inward soul activity supplies a living answer to
    • life of the human soul.
    • fundamental for every kind of knowledge, leads to the view that man
    • and able to adapt himself to the manner of the present discussions.
    • For many years my book has been out of print. In spite of the fact,
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