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Basic Teachings of the Great Philosophers by S.E. Frost

By S.E. Frost

An entire precis of the perspectives of crucial philosophers in Western civilization. each one significant box of philosophic inquiry includes a separate bankruptcy for higher accessibility. contains Plato, Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, Hegel, Dewey, Sartre, and so forth.

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Basic Teachings of the Great Philosophers

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He noted that when man wants something he sets about to build or create it I want a table, and I get boards, tools, nails, and build one. Or I work to make the money to buy one. From this, he argued that will is the cause of all things in the universe. The thing-in-itself, for him, is will, the cause of everything. The universe is a result of will. In organic and inorganic life the fact is the same. In a rock, will is blind, but it is the creative principle which brings the rock into being. As we move up to man, will becomes conscious.

Particular objects, therefore, may change. But this is only change of parts; die whole, the universe, remains constant TOMMASO CAMPANELLA, another early philosopher of this new age, held that nature is a revelation of God. The world is the result of emanations from God. God produced angels, ideas, spirits, immortal human souls, space, and bodies. Thus, the universe is a result of God's creative activity. The Universe According to the Philosophers of the Renaissance FRANCIS BACON lived during the sixteenth and early part of the seventeenth centuries.

Of course, they did not have our modern instruments or our modern knowledge. They stood on the threshold of the modern world. Thus, they sought short cuts to these goals. The result was a form of magic, a belief that the secrets of the universe could be understood if one had the right secret word to utter or the correct magical act to perform. Thus there arose Alchemy, an attempt to make gold out of baser metals, Astrology, a belief that the movements of the stars determined man's life and all of nature, and many other strange doctrines.

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