Were a metaphysics , which could maintain its place as a science , really in existence ; could we say , here is metaphysics , learn it , and it will convince you irresistibly and irrevocably of its truth : this question would be useless , and there would only remain that other question . . .Read More ➤➤
|| 2A || Of The Distinction Between Analytical And Synthetical Judgments In General . || The peculiarity of its sources demands that metaphysical cognition must consist of nothing but a priori judgments .Read More ➤➤
If it becomes desirable to formulate any cognition as science , it will be necessary first to determine accurately those peculiar features which no other science has in common with it , constituting its characteristics ; otherwise the boundaries of all sciences ; otherwise . . .Read More ➤➤
THE concept of the atom goes back much further than the beginning of modern science in the seventeenth century ; it has its origin in ancient Greek philosophy and was in that early period the central concept of materialism . . .
If it becomes desirable to formulate any cognition as science , it will be necessary first to determine accurately those peculiar features which no other science has in common with it , constituting its characteristics ; otherwise the boundaries of all sciences ; otherwise . . .
Philosophy being nothing else but the study of wisdom and truth , it may with reason be expected , that those who have spent the most time and pains in it should enjoy a greater calm and serenity of mind . . .
It is customary to preface a work with an explanation of the author's aim , why one wrote the book , and the relationship in which one believes it to stand to other earlier or contemporary treatises on the same subject . In the case of a philosophical work , however . . .
|| PART I | CONCERNING GOD || DEFINITIONS || D1 | By that which is self-caused , I mean that whose essence involves existence ; or that whose nature can be conceived only as existing . | D2 | A thing is said to be finite in its own kind , when . . .
| #1 | The world is everything that is the case . | 1.1 | The world is the totality of facts , not of things . | 1.11 | The world is determined by the facts , and by these being all the facts . | 1.12 | For the totality of facts determines what is the case , and also all that . . .