All the Power in the World by Peter Unger

By Peter Unger

This daring and unique paintings of philosophy offers a thrilling new photo of concrete fact. Peter Unger provocatively breaks with what he phrases the conservatism of present-day philosophy, and returns to crucial subject matters from Descartes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume and Russell. Wiping the slate fresh, Unger works, from the floor up, to formulate a brand new metaphysic in a position to accommodating our exceptionally human standpoint. He proposes an international with inherently strong details of 2 simple kinds: one psychological yet no longer actual, the opposite actual yet now not mental.

Whether of 1 variety or the opposite, every one person possesses powers for picking his or her personal direction, in addition to powers for interplay with different contributors. it's only a in simple terms psychological particular--an immaterial soul, like yourself--that is ever healthy for genuine selecting, or for wakeful experiencing. conscientiously reasoning that the single passable metaphysic is one who situates the actual along the non-physical, Unger conscientiously explains the genesis of, and continuous interplay of, the 2 aspects of our deeply dualistic international.

Written in an obtainable and enjoyable kind, whereas advancing philosophical scholarship, All the facility within the World takes readers on a philosophical trip into the character of fact. during this riveting highbrow event, Unger finds the necessity for a wholly novel method of the character of actual reality--and exhibits how this technique can result in absolutely unforeseen percentages, together with disembodied human life for billions of years. All the ability within the World returns philosophy to its such a lot formidable roots in its fearless try to resolution profoundly tricky human questions on ourselves and our world.

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All the Power in the World

This daring and unique paintings of philosophy offers an exhilarating new photograph of concrete fact. Peter Unger provocatively breaks with what he phrases the conservatism of present-day philosophy, and returns to imperative subject matters from Descartes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume and Russell. Wiping the slate fresh, Unger works, from the floor up, to formulate a brand new metaphysic able to accommodating our incredibly human point of view.

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29 Consider here Kant’s position that the subjective conditions on which the matter of practical rules rests are conditions that do not afford this matter universality with respect to rational beings. Doesn’t this position provide Kant with exactly what he needs in order to be able to establish that no material principle can furnish a practical law? No, it does not. ” For example, let us assume that there is at least one rational being who by nature is so all-absorbingly self-loving that it is simply incapable of having either the happiness of anyone else or its own perfection as a moral agent as a matter of the faculty of desire30—a matter that in turn could supply a subjective condition of a practical rule that a rational being would be able to adopt.

The prescription for action provided by a proposition containing a general determining ground of the will) is subject to an empirical condition. Specifically, it is subject to the condition supplied by the relation of the representation of the object of the will to the feeling of pleasure. Consequently, given the assumption at issue, that rule of the will would not be a universal law. , its propositional content). Under this assumption (a), and in keeping with the correlative conceptual task just mentioned (b), all that remains of any practical law is its mere form of universal lawgiving.

37. As used here, “Wissenschaftslehre” designates not any one work but Fichte’s philosophical system as a whole. , “theory of science” or “doctrine of scientific knowledge”) sound much too narrow and naturalistic in Anglophone philosophy’s current vernacular. “The Jena Wissenschaftslehre” denotes the version of his philosophy that Fichte developed and defended just before, during, and just after his storied professorship at the University of Jena. Whether and to what extent Fichte’s subsequent philosophical work is continuous with the Jena Wisssenschaftslehre is controversial.

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