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Bradley and the Structure of Knowledge (S U N Y Series in by Phillip Ferreira

By Phillip Ferreira

This ebook examines the various primary logical and epistemological doctrines of British idealist thinker, F. H. Bradley. via an in depth research of Bradley's doctrine of judgment and its relation to "feeling, Phillip Ferreira perspectives as improper contemporary efforts to work out Bradley as a author within the culture of anglo-empiricism. And, although the importance of Bradley's notion is still nice, Ferreira contends that it stands at a substantial distance from mainstream philosophical research. Arguing opposed to those that see Bradley as both a skeptic or a mystic, Bradley and the constitution of data areas the concept of the 19th century Oxford thinker the place it used to be initially understood to belong-firmly within the culture of rationalistic idealism.

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They are not the psychical relations of mental facts. They do not exist between the symbols, but hold in the symbolized. They are part of the meaning and not of the existence. 17 For example, when I judge "The wolf eats the lamb" I am not dealing with two wholly independent ideas ("wolf" and "lamb") that are somehow conjoined by the copula ("is eating''). If we claim that the concepts of "wolf," "eating," or "lamb" are independent ideas that we later somehow connect through the act of judgment, we are, on Bradley's view, just going against the obvious facts.

Indeed, it is Bradley's claim that the conscious apprehension of both universal and particular is the result of a thought process (ideal elaboration) that is both analytic and synthetic at once. According to Bradley, experience does not begin with "concept-free" atomic particulars that are artificially bound together by subsequent thought relations. To apprehend the elements of sense as somehow particular and individualized is already to see them within the context of assertion. ) On Bradley's account, experience of both particulars and universals arises simultaneously.

To fully understand the significance of "my tired old car" or "my lovely wife" or anything else is to think the Absolute beginning with the entity or event in question. And, while I may only think of a limited portion of the universe when I think of "the fourth game of the 1959 World Series'' (any significant idea must begin with its local conditions), in the end all significant ideas refer to that whole that makes them what they are. Synthesis and Analysis Before concluding this chapter we must consider how the doctrine of floating ideas conflicts with the theory of judgment developed thus far.

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