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Metaphysic - Vol II Hernard Lotze

Metaphysic - Vol II

Hernard Lotze

Published March 1st 2007
ISBN : 9781406721836
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336 pages
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METAPHYSIC IN THREE BOOKS ONTOLOGY, COSMOLOGY, AND PSYCHOLOGY HERMANN LOTZE ENGLISH TRANSLATION EDITED IJY BERNARD BOSANOUET, M. A Second Edition, in two Volumes VOL. II AT THE CLARENDON PRESS 1887 All rights reserved CONTENTS OF VOLUME II. BOOK II.MoreMETAPHYSIC IN THREE BOOKS ONTOLOGY, COSMOLOGY, AND PSYCHOLOGY HERMANN LOTZE ENGLISH TRANSLATION EDITED IJY BERNARD BOSANOUET, M. A Second Edition, in two Volumes VOL. II AT THE CLARENDON PRESS 1887 All rights reserved CONTENTS OF VOLUME II. BOOK II. Cosmology. CHAPTER V. THE THEORETICAL CONSTRUCTION OF MATERIALITY. MOI 174. Matter homogeneous, or heterogeneous with common pro perties i 175. Limitation of the problem 2 17 5. Descartes and Spino a on Consciousness and Extension . 4 177. Schilling and Ilcgel problems attempted by the latter . 8 178. Kant does not connect his views of Matter and of Space . 9 170. Why Kant explained Mailer by Foicc 12 180. Force involves relation between things . . . i 181. Force as a property of one element a figuie of speech . 16 12. Kant rightly implies activity on the part of Things, not meie sequence according to Law . . . . .21 183. Kants two forces a mere analysis of the position of a thing . 23 184. Still a mechanical system offerees essential, and several may attach to each element . . . . . . .26 185. Force can only act a distance . . . . . . 2S 186. Idea of communication of Motion 31 187. Space no self-evident hindrance to action . . . .34 CHAPTER VI. THE SIMPLE ELEMENTS OF MATTER. 188. Pritna fade grounds in favour of Atomism . . . 3 189. Lucretius, difleiences in the Atoms 41 1HO. Consequences of the Unity of an extended Atom . . - 43 191. Notion of unexteiided Atoms Herbai t . . . - 47 1 92. Herbarts view modified - the Atoms not independent of each other 50 viii TABLE OF CONTENTS. PAG re 193. Is Matter homogeneous or of several kinds . . - 53 194. Homogeneous Matter not proved by constancy of Mass . 56 195. Connexion of the elements with eachother in a systematic unity 58 196. Plurality in space of identical elements merely phenomenal . 60 197. Self-multiplication of Atomic centres conceivable . . 63 CHAPTER VII. THE LAWS OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THINGS. 198. The square of the distance, difficulties in the radiation of Force .......... 66 199. No mechanical deduction of a primary Force . . 70 200. Alleged infinite attraction at no distance .... 70 201. Herbarts view of the Satisfaction of Force, not conclusive 72 202. Philosophy desires one primary law of action ... 76 203. Affinity would naturally correspond to the Distance itself . 77 204. Attempt to account for Square of Distance .... So 205. Can Force depend on motions of acting elements . . 82 206. Does Force require time to take effect at a distance . . 83 207. Causation and Time Reciprocal action .... 86 208. Idealism admits no special Laws as absolute ... 88 209. Conservation of Mass ........ 89 210. Constancy of the Sum of Motions ..... 91 211. Absorption of Cause in Effect ...... 94 212. Not self-evident that there can be no gain in physical action 94 213. Equality and Equivalence distinguished . . . .98 214. Equivalence docs not justify reduction to one process . . 101 215. Compensation in interaction of Body and Soul . . . 102 216. The Principle of Parsimony 104 CHAPTER VIII. THE FORMS OF THE COURSE OF NATURE. 217. Deductions of the forms of reality impossible . . .109 218. Possibility of explaining natural processes in detail on the view of subjective Space 1 1 1 219. Success the test of the methods of physical science . .114 220. Mechanism the action of combined elements according to general laws 115 221. Mechanism as a distinct mode of natural activity a fiction. 118 TABLE OF CONTENTS. PACT. 222. The planetary system, light and sound . . . .122 223. Electricity and Chemistry should not be sharply opposed to Mechanism 124 224. Motives for forming the conception of a Vital Force . .128 225. Vital Force could not be one for all Organisms . . .130 226. Difference between organic and inorganic substances proves nothing about Vital Force 131 227. A Life-principle would have to operate mechanically . 132 228. Mechanical aspect of Organisms . .... 135 220. Mechanical view indispensable but not exhaustive . .137 230...