Varieties of Scientific Experience

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Contents

Noumenalism and Einsteins Argument for the Existence of God
1
Teleological Principles in Science
41
God Guilt and Logic The Psychological Basis of the Ontological Argument
73
Sociological Aspects of the Relation Between Language and Philosophy
97
The Principle of Simplicity
119
The Genetic Fallacy Reexamined
139
The Reasoning of Holocaust Theology
163
Confronting Evil and Its Unreason
179
The Dream of Benedict de Spinoza
251
The Dreams of Descartes
267
Anxiety and Philosophy The Case of Descartes
287
Spinozas Thought and Modern Perplexities Its American Career
275
John Stuart Mill as a Sociologist The Unwritten Ethology
309
The Sociobiological Theory of Jewish Intellectual Achievement A Sociological Critique
339
Causality in the Social Sciences
375
Index
391

The Philosophical Method of Arthur O Lovejoy Critical Realism and Psychoanalytical Realism
189
Lawless Sensations and Categorial Defenses The Unconscious Sources of Kants Philosophy
209

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Page 112 - It was found that the background linguistic system (in other words, the grammar) of each language is not merely a reproducing instrument for voicing ideas but rather is itself the shaper of ideas, the program and guide for the individual's mental activity, for his analysis of impressions, for his synthesis of his mental stock in trade.
Page 320 - The laws and conditions of the production of wealth, partake of the character of physical truths.
Page 111 - We are thus introduced to a new principle of relativity, which holds that all observers are not led by the same physical evidence to the same picture of the universe, unless their linguistic backgrounds are similar, or can in some way be calibrated.
Page 50 - Not only is the mechanistic conception of life compatible with ethics : it seems the only conception of life which can lead to an understanding of the source of ethics" (The Mechanistic Conception of Life, p.
Page 324 - It must always have been seen, more or less distinctly, by political economists, that the increase of wealth is not boundless : that at the end of what they term the progressive state lies the \ stationary state, that all progress in wealth is but a postponement •,'!' this, and that each step in advance is an approach to it.
Page 320 - The distribution of wealth, therefore, depends on the laws and customs of society. The rules by which it is determined, are what the opinions and feelings of the ruling portion of the community make them, and are very different in different ages and countries; and might be still more different, if mankind so chose.
Page 216 - This domain is an island, enclosed by nature itself within unalterable limits. It is the land of truth — enchanting name! — surrounded by a wide and stormy ocean, the native home of illusion, where many a fog bank and many a swiftly melting iceberg give the deceptive appearance of farther shores, deluding the adventurous seafarer ever anew with empty hopes, and engaging him in enterprises which he can never abandon and yet is unable to carry to completion.
Page 73 - I think there is a moral to this story, namely that it is more important to have beauty in one's equations than to have them fit experiment.
Page 81 - I, so far as actual knowledge of the object, either from its specific or general character, is concerned, am as little able to conceive of this being when I hear of it, or to have it in my understanding, as I am to conceive of or understand God himself : whom, indeed, for this very reason I can conceive not to exist.

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