James: Common Sense, Science, and Critical Philosophy

„Science and critical philosophy thus burst the bounds of common sense. With science NAIF realism ceases: ‚Secondary‘ qualities become unreal; primary ones alone remain. With critical philosophy, havoc is made of everything. The common-sense categories one and all cease to represent anything in the way of BEING; they are but sublime tricks of human thought, our ways of escaping bewilderment in the midst of sensation’s irremediable flow.“ (p. 150) #James #CommonSense #Science #CriticalPhilosophy