A History of Philosophy by Wilhelm Windelband

By Wilhelm Windelband

Buy of this publication contains unfastened trial entry to www.million-books.com the place you could learn greater than 1000000 books at no cost. this is often an OCR version with typos. Excerpt from e-book: against this with this exterior approach to announcing sentence, the clinical heritage of philosophy needs to position itself upon tlie perspective of immanent feedback, the rules of that are : formal logical consistency and iiitnllfciual fruitfulni'.iK. each thinker grows right into a convinced set of rules, and to those his pondering is still certain, and is subjected in its improvement to mental necessity. severe research has to settle how fur it's been attainable for him to carry tilt; assorted parts of his considering into contract with one another. The contradiction is nearly by no means truly found in so direct a sort that an analogous factor is expressly maintained and in addition denied, yet regularly in this type of manner that numerous positions are recommend which, in basic terms by means of advantage in their logical outcomes, result in direct contradiction and very irreconcilable effects. the invention of those discrepancies is formal feedback ; it often coincides with pragmatic rationalization, for this formal feedback has been played in historical past itself by way of the successors of the thinker in query, and has hence made up our minds for them their difficulties. but this perspective by myself isn't enough. As merely formal it applies with no exception to all attested perspectives of a thinker, however it offers no criterion for determination at the query, in what the philosophical importance of a doctrine rather is composed. For it's always the case that philosophy has performed its paintings simply in conceptions which needs to not at all be considered as in themselves ideal or loose from contradiction; whereas a large number of person convictions, which there's no social gathering to oppose, needs to stay ignored in a nook, as far as our historic survey is worried. within the historical past of philosophy nice mistakes are weightier t...

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But it would follow from this that sins were sometimes punished before they were committed, which could not be true, as God sometimes freed people after they had committed sins. In the face of such hidden judgments one could only be humble (Mor. 7). Indeed, the judgments of God were beyond understanding, and Gregory could only advise against speculating why one person was a member of the elect, and another rejected (Mor. 57). Our suggestion that Gregory sometimes followed Augustine raises the general question of his appropriation of the works of his predecessors.

Moreover, the job of ruling was a risky one. Gregory held that those who ruled over the motions of the members of their bodies were rightly called rulers. But he comments that, when such rulers were touched by elation of mind at their continence, God permitted them to fall into unclean works, and destroyed their belt of chastity (Mor. 21). Analogously, when a priest did not do the good things which he preached about, even his speech was taken away from him (Mor. 23). And the grace of contemplation was often given to both great and small; most often it came to those living in retirement, but sometimes it did to married people as well, so that no rank among the faithful was excluded from it (Hez.

7). 71 Some words of Moses could be used against those who set themselves against the authority which God had placed above them: ‘Your murmuring is not against us, but against the Lord’ (Reg. past. 4 ad fin, quoting Ezek. 16:8). It is clear that Gregory felt that rulers were to be obeyed. We may be uncomfortable with this firmly enunciated view, although in various ways Gregory softens it. He emphasizes that power should be exercised in the interests of others; hence, people should take pleasure not in command but in the progress of those under them,72 and the great glory of priests was the uprightness of those under them (Mor.

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