The Philosophy of Evolution

Together With a Preliminary Essay on The Metaphysical Basis of Science

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Published: 1874
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,691 / 43 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 35.6
LoC Categories: AS, LA
Downloads: 843
Added to site: 2009.12.24
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Genres: Essays, Science
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ce is to reach this proposition, to discover and assert the principle of classification--in other words, to formulate metaphysically what nature has presented physically. We must find, then, the first or fundamental law of thinking in this integration or classification. This fundamental law may be subdivided into two species, according to the two terms of the proposition; of which the first may be stated thus: "Every possible object of thought is to a certain extent identical with every other"; and as the proposition implicitly states disagreement, the second may be stated thus: "Every possible object of thought is to a certain extent diverse from every other." The first gives the positive (subjective) condition of the proposition, the second the negative (objective) condition: both together constitute the conditions of thinking. The proposition is thus the assertion of the same in the different. The proposition also asserts, implicitly, the tertium quid, or the basis of classification--the

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