Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
World, philosophy: here we are concerned about what is counted as a world. If the world is conceived as a totality of objects, states, processes and their relations, as well as the totality of actions and thoughts, no statements are possible about the world which are not circular. See also universe, ontology, totality, whole, outer/inner, paradoxes, circularity.

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Diaz-Bone I 128
World/Unity/Multiplicity/James: this is the most important philosophical problem, because it has substantive consequences. Is multiplicity really irrelevant? Unity is not the only need. Nevertheless, I will always regard unity as a preeminence to multiplicity.
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I 130
Unity: the concept alone cannot be a guarantee for the comprehension of the whole by the conceptual idea. The term universe is not an evidence for its actual existence.
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I 130
World/James: instead of the question of unity and multiplicity, the view is of particular importance that it is a space-time continuum.
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I 131
Unity and multiplicity are absolutely equivalent here!
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I 131
Causality/James: can then be spoken of causal unity or a purpose-unit of the world at all? Multiplicity can be regarded just as eternal as causal unification!
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I 132
World/James: Neither universe nor multiverse, unity and multiplicity can exist simultaneously and side by side. The world is one in which their parts are connected. It is more and more brought into uniform systems by humanity. (> Davidson: description-dependent).


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James I
R. Diaz-Bone/K. Schubert
William James zur Einführung Hamburg 1996


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