James: Common Sense, Science, and Critical Philosophy

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„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

James: Common Sense

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„Common sense appears thus as a perfectly definite stage in our understanding of things, a stage that satisfies in an extraordinarily successful way the purposes for which we think.“ (p. 147) #James #CommonSense