By Peter Hylton
Analytic philosophy has develop into the dominant philosophical culture within the English-speaking global. This ebook illuminates that culture via a ancient exam of a vital interval in its formation: the rejection of Idealism via Bertrand Russell and G.E. Moore before everything of the 20 th century, and the next improvement of Russell's concept within the interval ahead of the 1st international conflict.
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Understanding a philosophical view is similarly bound up with understanding such factors. INTRODUCTION 13 Analytic Philosophy and Its History I have said that my purpose in this book is neither to compete with the texts that I discuss nor to draw any direct philosophical lessons from them. It ought not to be controversial that the history of philosophy can be done without these aims. Philosophical problems, and the concepts in which they are formulated, and the assumptions on which they rest, have a history; and this history is surely a legitimate subject of study.
Here again, Green might be thought of as following Kant; with the difference, which we shall discuss in Section 2, that Kant opposes the knowable world to the world of things as they are in themselves, whereas Green rejects this distinction. Equally, Green is responding to the Empiricists, accepting their presupposition that all knowledge is relative to our cognitive powers. What are we to make of this presupposition? It is tautologous to say that we can only know what is knowable, and it is clearly useless to attempt to know what we cannot know; but complex issues are concealed here.
But this too Green denies. e. e. feeling or sensation] is the unmeaning, and . . any statement about it is impossible. We cannot judge of it without bringing it into relation, in which it ceases to be what in its mere singleness it is, and thus loses its reality. . Nay, if we say that it is the mere ‘this’ or ‘that’—the simple ‘here’ and ‘now’—the very ‘this’ in being mentioned or judged of, becomes related to other things which we have called ‘this’, and the ‘now’ to other ‘nows’. Thus each acquires a generality and with it becomes ﬁctitious.
Russell, Idealism, and the Emergence of Analytic Philosophy (Clarendon Paperbacks) by Peter Hylton