Obrázky na stránke
PDF
ePub

SUBJECT AND OBJECT

BY

REV. JOHNSTON ESTEP WALTER
Author of "The Perception of Space and Matter,"
"The Principles of Knowledge,” and “Nature

and Cognition of Space and Time."

JOHNSTON AND PENNEY
WEST NEWTON PA.

1915

BD

161
.!!23

Copyright, 1915, by
JOHNSTON ESTEP WALTER

J. F. TAPLEY CO.

NEW YORK

177.169

PAGE

1

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors][subsumed]
[ocr errors]

288427

PAGE

the "window" theory of perception—Projection of sensations
and percepts—The immediate materials of both mental science
and physical science are the same-Mental science and phys-
ical science distinguished—The two worlds, the internal and
the external, and their correspondence Does the knowledge
of self require the knowledge of other selves ?-Does the knowl-
edge of physical objects require the knowledge of other per-
sons ?—The view that "what science finds in Nature is the
mind's own latent wealth”-Dualistic realism since Locke.

Truth objective and subjective; or truth as fact or reality,

and as correspondence of thought to reality-In this essay
truth is taken as entirely subjective—The correspondence of
thought to its object or to reality-Four sorts of truth or
correspondence of thought: (1) Correspondence to the sub-
stantial mind; (2) to other thought; (3) to past events; (4)
to external objects—Truth and knowledge compared—Antago-
nism of idealists to truth defined as correspondence of thought
to objects external to mind—The same as Berkeley's main
opposition to the doctrine of the representative cognition of
external matter-Possibility of correspondence, and known
correspondence, of thought to external things—Truth a mat-
ter of progression-1. How far do we make truth?—The
cognitive making” of reality-Reality as determined by our
wishes—The making of truth by our thinking and wishing-

PAGE

The intellect as conditioned in the making of truth by the
original and indispensable materials and forms given to it-
Nature of the sense-materials supplied to the intellect-De-
pendence of intellect also upon the action of external objects.-
2. Stability of truth-It results from the constancy of the in-
ternal and the external conditions of knowledge-3. Utility as
the criterion of truth-The real as the useful-All things use-
ful to us because of the systematic unity and uniformity of
natureNeither reality nor truth, though inseparable from
utility, is identical with it; they are more, they have a
primacy—The conception of God considered as beneficial and as
a "working hypothesis”—The truth of our knowledge of God.

« PredošláPokračovať »