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By Bruce Kuklick

ISBN-10: 0198250312

ISBN-13: 9780198250319

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The Americans were not extravagantly metaphysical. Scottish realism protected them from skepticism and allowed them to enter the world of spirit. As the century wore on and materialistic challenges intensified, the Americans turned from realism. 71 matter beyond deity, and the Americans would not defend it. At the same time they were not prepared to embrace another metaphysics. Porter ended his Human Intellect by discussing space and time and pointed, like his peers, to the topic's mysteries. But Porter had studied in Berlin and sympathized with German thought.

The Scottish tradition clarified Locke and carried on the approved aspects of British empiricism. At Princeton Witherspoon said that the sensations of color, taste, and so on—secondary qualities—did not exist in matter, but the quality corresponding to them did—a capacity to produce sensation. His Princeton lectures stated that sensations brought with them the inescapable supposition that an external object produced them. Substance was not separable from its sensible qualities. Whiteness did not exist without a white object.

Witherspoon's student and successor, Stanhope Smith, elaborated this realism. When external objects were presented, they produced impressions followed by corresponding sensations. 60 The sensations were co-ordinate with a perception of the existence and qualities of the object on which the mind was concentrated. Cognition synthesized both sensation and perception. There was feeling by the appropriate senses (sensation) and the revelation of the object (perception). One tasted the sweetness of sugar.

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