By James A. Diefenbeck
Seeing goal concept as passive (guided and regulated by means of permitted philosophies and data), Diefenbeck seeks to strengthen a concept of suggestion or of cause appropriate to the topic as an lively agent or first cause.” His method may remove darkness from and render better the construction of values that advisor lives.
George Kimball Plochmann in his foreword describes the e-book as a sustained inquiry into the nature of information, one trying to end up that our specific cognitive allegiance to the so-called aim sciences is lost, no longer quite a bit simply because they're defective intimately or poor in humanitarian feeling, as simply because they can not benefit from the epistemological aid that they might require have been they allowed the hegemony over different branches of cognition that's characteristically accorded them.”
Diefenbeck wouldn't smash objective wisdom, yet might enable each one philosophy to confront subjective philosophy and from the result of that disagreement construct a greater procedure of values.
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An ideal definition, in terms of predictive power, would be one in which a single trait served the defining function so that all of the other common traits could be predicted from this one trait. Accidents, thus, represent a serious challenge to the presumed universal validity of objective knowledge for they represent passive perceptions which are not subject to predictive knowledge. As we move in this direction, the law predicts more and more about the entities to which it applies because there are more traits listed as properties and fewer accidents—but the number of members in the class continually decreases.
And even when, as in Bergson, there appers a genuine disillusionment with scientific explanation, the alternative to this tends to represent a turning from reason to the immediacy of direct action or experience, or to intuition, rather than to a connected order of thought. But, if we treat the problem as a matter of objective fact to be answered by empirical reference, the question can never be definitively decided; for as long as there continues to be experience, all of the relevant evidence has not been considered, and no indubitable answer can be given.
But, if we treat the problem as a matter of objective fact to be answered by empirical reference, the question can never be definitively decided; for as long as there continues to be experience, all of the relevant evidence has not been considered, and no indubitable answer can be given. In such a situation, we can either adopt a belief in total predictability or reject it, but both positions are uncritical because neither can be established by definitive evidence. For our ability to answer this question in a definitive way, we are indebted to the thought of Kant.
A Celebration of Subjective Thought by James A. Diefenbeck