|Nature, philosophy: nature is usually defined as the part of reality that was not made or designed by humans. No properties can be attributed to nature. E.g. since contradiction is ultimately a language problem, one can say that nature cannot be contradictory. Not all forms of necessity can be attributed to nature, e.g. non-logical necessity and unnecessary existence. See also de re, de dicto, necessity de re, existence._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
John Dewey on Nature - Dictionary of Arguments
Suhr I 156
Nature/17th century/Dewey/Suhr: The 17th century banishes goals from nature. Now qualities become something subjective.
Nature/modern times: In modern times nature is no longer opposed to the mind as something separate. Natural goals are something real: in the aesthetic work. Aesthetic enjoyment becomes an equally justified element of reality. (VsPlato)._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Essays in Experimental Logic Minneola 2004
John Dewey zur Einführung Hamburg 1994