God & Nature

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-03-22
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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Originally published in 1952, this book forms the second of two volumes based on the Gifford Lectures delivered at the University of Edinburgh in 1919 and 1921. The first volume, Mind and Matter, was originally published in 1931. The text provides a philosophical discussion of the nature and limits of knowledge, examining the relationship between mind and the conception of a universal truth. Essential to this discussion is the idea of the idea of the part as being inconceivable in the absence of a totalising wholeness of being. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in philosophy, psychology and theories of knowledge.

Table of Contents

Editorial preface
Memoir J. A. Passmore
List of Stout's works
Ethical neutrality and pragmatism
Agnosticism, legitimate and illegitimate
The Unity of the Universe
The Hegelian doctrine
Russell's sceptical theory of knowledge
Universals, particulars and possibilities
Matter and our Knowledge of It
Neo-realism and the Berkeley-Mill theory
How are physical objects initially known?
External and internal perception
Correlation of external data (a) causal relations
Correlation of external data (b) non-causal properties of physical objects
The status of sensa
The Universal Correlation of Mind and Matter
The relation of the mind to its own sensa
Mind-stuff theories and monadism
The conception of a universal mind
Body and mind, and the dependence of finite individuals on a universal mind
Mind and our Knowledge of It
Our Knowledge of ourselves, other minds and God
Cognitive unity as implying the unity of the universe
Idealism and the universal mind
Unity of interest as implying the unity of the universe
Mental conflict and mental dissociation
Good, evil and God
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