|Metaphysics: is a theory that has the claim to ask questions and provide answers beyond our available knowledge. It is objected that even for asking questions, a knowledge of the meanings of the words used is required. This knowledge is not given when experiences or at least theories using these terms are not available. See also essentialism, metaphysical possibility._____________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. |
William James on Metaphysics - Dictionary of Arguments
Diaz-Bone I 50
Metaphysics/James: James is pro metaphysics in the sense of a kind of meta-science, their objects are the results of different disciplines. > Hodgson: Reflection as a search for the means of philosophizing, without relying on assumptions and concepts, "reflection".
Metaphysics/James: while James fights strongly against the "absolutist metaphysics of a Hegel, he accepts an "antidualist metaphysics": the difference between subject/object is dissolved in pure experience._____________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. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
R. Diaz-Bone/K. Schubert
William James zur Einführung Hamburg 1996