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Tudor rated it it was amazing Jun 14, Eduard Von Hartmann – – Routledge. Mark Van rated it it was amazing Jul 22, Following Nietzsche, Vaihinger ruefully notes that we do not seek to know the world in itself; this is the foremost illusion of pre-critical epistemologies. This is because we cannot assume that we are in any way “the measure of all things. This tendency became painfully obvious when subjects other than science were being discussed.

In this, Vaihinger’s method seems to be a philosophical adaptation of the spiritual via negativa: Valentin rated it liked it Aug 04, Ultimately, this thread in philosophy redefines wisdom as the insight born of our progressive detachment from our most nourishing illusions.

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His is a sobering, chilling look, but one that brings the beauty of clarity. Paul Masson-Oursel – – Routledge. Bobby rated it really liked it Feb 03, Get to Know Us.

I think the view of human life that emerges here, from this closer look at all our illusions about knowledge, is deeply poignant and transformative, if you let it sink in.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give vaihingdr a second life. Vaihinger provides here, I think, the clearest exposition of the thread that runs fr. Inwood writes that Vaihinger’s theory “involves familiar, though not necessarily insurmountable, difficulties”. The basic idea is that human thought is a by-product of evolution, a philospohy for coping with the struggle to survive.


The Philosophy of ‘as If ‘ by Hans Vaihinger

And it’s not for anyone with strong religious beliefs or die hard political allegiance. Etienne Antikatastaseis rated it it was amazing Jul 12, View all 5 comments. The As-If Philosophy became a major component of off Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler, and many of our day’s most effective counseling approaches.

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. What they mean is perhaps closer to, vaihihger to a certain story, Sherlock Holmes lived on Baker Street.

Reading back from Nietzsche, Vaihinger casts a new light on the true epistemic function, for organismic existents, of the laws of nature, of causality, of the lines, points, and of axioms of the mathematician, of the independent substances inevitably postulated by the logician, and of the very principle of parsimony posited by Occam as the regulative principle of science.

First published in To ask other readers questions about The Philosophy of ‘as If ‘please sign up. A comprehensive, meticulous and intellectually engaging master-piece which – at the same time – tended to take its own argument to extremes and also didnt provide within itself a basis for self-criticism.

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Laurent rated it really liked it Jan 31, Whether you are a scientist or a theologian you will view your certitudes with a changed perspective. The Philosophy of Music. Vaihinger – – Routledge. Open Preview See a Problem? Vaiyinger of the Unconscious. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Woodger – – Routledge. According to the author “many thought processes and thought constructs appear to be consciously false assumptions, which either contradict reality or are even contradictory in themselves, but which are intentionally thus formed in order to ov reprint of edition. All articles English full-text articles. Mithu Storoni rated it it was amazing Oct 05, He shows how each of these thinkers contributes to the emergence of “the philosophy of as-if,” which is a mode of philosophizing that seeks to face squarely the vaibinger implications that emerge og the pervasiveness of illusion in human life.


Mario Spassov rated it really liked it Mar 11, It is not an oof read, but it contains some innovative thoughts which are an extension of Kant, Schopenhauer and Darwin. Title page of the German edition.

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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Vaihinger seemed to deny any objective reality and became mired in a rationalistic error. He argues, via a comparative historical analysis that is focused through the prism of his own synoptic interpretation, that these thinkers taken together show us how knowledge itself is best understood as an edifice of fictional constructs built atop the “optical illusions” and “aesthetic anthropomorpshisms” as Nietzsche called them, in Beyond Good and Evil created by our organismic embodiment in the world.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. Immanuel KantGerman philosopher whose comprehensive and systematic work in epistemology the theory of knowledgekf, and aesthetics greatly influenced all subsequent philosophy, especially the various schools of Kantianism and idealism.

If one likes a look into the history of things, and the future we need, this book is “enlightenment”.