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Philosophy of as if, the system espoused by Hans Vaihinger in his major philosophical work Die Philosophie des Als Ob (; The Philosophy of “As If”), which. ‘As if’ r\ S.l’stcut of tlrc :rl, Itr’:r.’ti.’ liietiotts.,rl’ I\’l;rnkin.l lly. H . VAIHINGER. ‘fr:rrrslrk’d lry. C. K. OGDEN. NEW YORK. HARCOURT, BRACIi. The Philosophy of ‘as If ‘ has 31 ratings and 3 reviews. Elena said: Vaihinger provides here, I think, the clearest exposition of the thread that runs fr.

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Philosophy of as if

Title page of the German edition. Morgan rated it liked it Sep 18, Praveen Kr rated it it was amazing Jan 15, In this sense, such ideas play a ‘regulative’ role. Views Read Edit View history. Previous article Pages 77 – 93 Next article. Views Read Edit View history. Gregory Peters rated it liked it Aug 12, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This is because we cannot assume that we are in any way “the measure of all things.

Though Vaihinger made a close study of all of Kant ‘s philosophyone suggestion that made a particularly deep impact on him was Kant’s description of what he called ‘regulative ideas’. Uses editors parameter Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing German-language text.

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For Kant, human knowledge is limited by the possibilities of sensory experience; thus when we form ideas of certain things such as God that extend beyond sensory experience we are forming ideas of that which is unknowable. This page was last edited on 23 Aeat Later, he founded a society that would be associated with the journal, the Kant-Gesellschaft. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: Cairn International About Terms philoslphy use French edition.


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Message sent Your email address has been oof. Journal of Individual Psychology. These artificial thought constructs are called ‘Scientific Fictions’ and distinguished as conscious creations by their ‘as if’ character. Bentham’s Theory of Fictions. Knowledge is the means whereby we construct a human, cognizable, systematizable world if the intractable otherness of the real world.

Be the first to ask a question about The Philosophy of ‘as If ‘. The title of the work refers to the use of fictions in all fields of study. Because of that, we must assume that we are not causally determined, despite not having any evidence for this. Vaihinger denied that his philosophy was a form of skepticism.

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Mario Spassov rated it really liked it Mar 11, Inwood writes that Vaihinger’s theory “involves familiar, though not necessarily insurmountable, difficulties”. Joe rated it really liked it Jul 12, Philosophical inquiry is a central element in the intellectual history of many….

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Vaihinger is today known for two works, his Commentary on Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason first volumesecondand his Philosophy of As-If I cannot help but admire the way that he shows that Nietzsche takes philosphy the Kantian critique of the instrument of all knowing, reason, only to radicalize it by showing that all our ontology, which is used, among other things, to ground our various disciplines including those of scienceis really a subset of aesthetics and axiology.

In a way, he shows how Nietzsche following Kant’s re-interpretation of the foundational concepts of ontology in terms of the perspective of the human subject more seriously takes into account the epistemic implications of the purely organismic grounding of valhinger than do most optimistic, positivistically-inclined evolutionary epistemologists: The philoso;hy produced immediately a great impression.

Ogden, at the very end of his life. Aside from brief military service, Vaihinger led a quite, academic life. Existentialism, any of various philosophies, most influential in continental Europe from about to…. Rather, we seek to know a world fully colonized by our own human reflection, a world rendered a home for the human spirit, a world that is no longer an inscrutable, alien other.

And it’s not “just” a re-telling of one under-remembered side of the history of philosophy, which holds a mere theoretical interest.

Midwest Studies in Philosophy 18 1: Home Philosophy Journal Issue Abstract. Full text in French.