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Space, Time and Deity: The Gifford Lectures at Glasgow, Volume 2
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abstract act of mind apprehended belong body called causality cause character colour complex compresence conception concrete universal configuration connection contemplated continuity continuum correlated corresponding described distinct distinguish doctrine duration effect elements empirical method empirical Space empirical things enjoyed space enjoyment entities existence experience experienced extension extrospection F. H. Bradley fact finite future geometry Gifford Lectures idea identity imagination implies individual infinite instant intensive quantity intrinsic isochronous Kant later Leibniz lines of advance mathematics matter means memory mental act mental events mental space merely metaphysics method motion movement nature neural object occupied occur parabola particular past perception perspective philosophy Plato point of space point-instants present proposition qualities question reality reference remembering sensations sense sensory Space-Time spatial spatio-temporal specious present substance succession supposed temporal thought Timaeus tion transitive relation true universal whole of Space
Page 99 - The antechapel where the statue stood Of Newton with his prism and silent face, The marble index of a mind for ever Voyaging through strange seas of Thought, alone.
Page 83 - ... is really at rest, the body which relatively rests in the ship will really and absolutely move with the same velocity which the ship has on the earth. But if the earth also moves, the true and absolute motion of the body will arise, partly from the true motion of the earth in immovable space, partly from the relative motion of the ship on the earth...
Page 99 - ... not born for death, immortal Bird ! No hungry generations tread thee down ; The voice I hear this passing night was heard In ancient days by emperor and clown : Perhaps the self-same song that found a path Through the sad heart of Ruth, when sick for home, She stood in tears amid the alien corn ; The same that oft-times hath Charmed magic casements, opening on the foam Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn.
Page 113 - ... account for its formation. It is a synthesis of parts thought of as related together, perception, imagination, comparison and reasoning being analogous syntheses of parts into complex objects. The objects of any of these faculties may awaken belief or fail to awaken it ; the object of memory is only an object imagined in the past (usually very completely imagined there) to which the emotion of belief adheres.
Page 46 - Yet the two are found together in Time as we experience it. If, therefore, the past instant is not to be lost as it otherwise would be, or rather since this is not the case in fact, there must needs be some continuum other than Time which can secure and sustain the togetherness of past and future. . . . This other form of being is Space...
Page 166 - Years ago, when TH Green's ideas were most influential, I was much troubled by his criticisms of english sensationalism. One of his disciples in particular would always say to me, 'Yes! terms may indeed be possibly sensational in origin; but relations, what are they but pure acts of the intellect coming upon the sensations from above, and of a higher nature?
Page 258 - The terms are essential to the relation, and the terms do not exist. Searching without end, we never find anything more than relations ; and we see that we cannot. Space is essentially a relation of what vanishes into relations, which seek in vain for their terms. It is lengths of lengths of — nothing that we can find.
Page 65 - ... events or things, and if we are serious with Time there is no difficulty in the thought of a Space-Time which contained no matter or other qualities but was, in the language of Genesis, without form and void before there was light or sound. But though empty of qualities Space and Time are always full. Space is full of Time and Time is full of Space, and because of this each of them is a complete or perfect continuum.
Page 171 - Given a set of propositions nominally dealing with the supposed inferred entities, we observe the properties which are required of the supposed entities in order to make these propositions true. By dint of a little logical ingenuity, we then construct some logical function of less hypothetical entities which has the requisite properties. This constructed function we substitute for the supposed inferred entities, and thereby obtain a new and less doubtful interpretation of the body of propositions...