The life of reason, or, The phases of human progress

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Tác giả: Martin A Coleman, James Gouinlock, George Santayana, Marianne Sophia Wokeck

Ngôn ngữ: eng

ISBN-10: 0262016745

ISBN-10: 0262019590

ISBN-10: 0262028328

ISBN-10: 026202960X

ISBN-10: 0262035286

ISBN-13: 978-0262016742

ISBN-13: 978-0262019590

ISBN-13: 978-0262028325

ISBN-13: 978-0262029605

ISBN-13: 978-0262035286

Ký hiệu phân loại: 191 United States and Canada

Thông tin xuất bản: Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, 2011

Mô tả vật lý: v. ; , 24 cm.

Bộ sưu tập: Tâm lý, Logic

ID: 157596

Santayana's Life of Reason, published in five books from 1905 to 1906, ranks as one of the greatest works in modern philosophical naturalism. Acknowledging the natural material bases of human life, Santayana traces the development of the human capacity for appreciating and cultivating the ideal. It is a capacity he exhibits as he articulates a continuity running through animal impulse, practical intelligence, and ideal harmony in reason, society, art, religion, and science. The work is an exquisitely rendered vision of human life lived sanely. In this first book of the work, Santayana provides an account of how the human animal develops instinct, passion, and chaotic experience into rationality and ideal life. Inspired by Aristotle's De Anima, Darwin's evolutionary theory, and William James's The Principles of Psychology, Santayana contends that the requirements of action in a hazardous and uncertain environment are the sources of the development of mind. More specifically, instinct and imagination are crucial to the emergence of reason from chaos. Separating himself from the typical thought of the time by his recognition of the imagination, Santayana in this volume offers extensive critiques of various philosophies of mind, including those of Kant and the British empiricists.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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