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Originally published in 1931, this book forms the first of two volumes based on the Gifford Lectures delivered at the University of Edinburgh in 1919 and 1921. The second volume, God and Nature, was originally published in 1952. The text provides a philosophical discussion of the nature of experience, examining the fundamental principles of knowledge regarding the physical world, the self and minds other than our own. Throughout this discussion, a carefully defined 'common sense' position is put forward as the mediating factor in the relationship between the mind and the material world. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in philosophy, psychology and theories of knowledge.
Table of Contents
|The Animism of Common Sense|
|Common sense and philosophy|
|The animistic view of casual process|
|The Psycho-Physical Problem|
|The nature of the psycho-physical problem|
|Interactionism, parallelism, and materialism|
|Parallelism versus interactionism|
|Transition to the criticism of materialism|
|Materialism incompatible with the general order of nature|
|Materialism incompatible with the nature of causal process|
|Materialism incompatible with the teleological order|
|Transitional: the embodied self of self-consciousness|
|Knowledge of Physical Existence - Historical and Critical|
|The Kantian view|
|The Kantian view (continued) - the transcendental object|
|Criticism of typical theories|
|Immediate knowledge and immediate experience|
|Knowledge of Physical Existence - Positive View|
|The perception of external objects|
|How physical existence can be known - introductory|
|The knowledge of physical existence as founded in sense-experience - the sensory continuum|
|Contrast between immediate knowledge of sensa and of physical phenomena|
|Primary and secondary qualities|
|The activity factor|
|Final treatment of the psycho-physical problem|
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