Epistemology. Theory of Knowledge

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  • Pages: VII-261
  • Support: Print
  • Format: 21 cm.
  • Languages: Anglais
  • Édition: Original
  • Location: Albuquerque, N.M.
  • ISBN: 0-911714-21-9
  • Creation date: 04-01-2011
  • Last update: 05-10-2015



Experience involves both structure and process. Too often theories of knowledge emphasize the nature of knowledge as primarily structural. But knowing is a part of living and living is essentially processual. The intention here is to give equal emphasis to structure and process, according to different claims : – intuition is essential to knowing because it is omnipresent in awareness of appearance; – mind is substantial, it remains through change and functions substantially in many mental ways; – mind and body are not merely interdependent but are also mutually immanent; – mind-body mutual immanence results from “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny”; – all reasoning is analogical, strict logic is located at the sameness end of the sameness-difference range. – Chapter 1, Intuition : A. What is intuition ?; B. Presence; C. Expanding presence; D. Transcending presence. – Chapter 2, Inference : A. What is inference ?; B. Immediate inference; C. Intermediate inference; Mediate inference. – Chapter 3, Generalization : A. What is generalization ?; B. Generalizing within presence; C. Generalizing immediate inference; D. Generalizing intermediate inference; E. Generalizing mediate inference. – Chapter 4, Mind : A. What is mind ?; B. Observes; C. Inquires; D. Believes; E. Desires; F. Intends; G. Organizes; H. Adapts; I. Enjoys. – Chapter 5, Mind-Body : A. What is Mind-Body ?; B. Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny; C. Energy; D. Organic unity; E. Hierarchy; F. Causation; G. Dialectic; H. Conclusion. – Chapter 6, Reasoning : Part I, Analogy (Perceptual inference; Linguistic inference; Implicative inference); Part II, Organicity (Interdependence; Mutual immanence; Polarity; Dialectic; Hierarchy; Causation; Process; Energy); Part III, Practicality (Awareness of a problem; Examining the problem; Proposing solutions; Testing proposals; Solving the problem). – Chapter 7, Conclusion : A. Deficiencies; B. Achievements. M.-M. V.