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The Realm of Ends

The Realm of Ends
Or Pluralism and Theism

2nd Edition

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521235501

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  • James Ward (1843–1925) was a renowned philosopher and psychologist who criticised the objective principles of scientific naturalism. Believing in the primacy of the subject–object relationship for human experience, he rejected the detached perspective of the sciences; coming to the final conclusion that matter is fundamentally derived from mind, and mind is given coherence by the existence of God. This metaphysical belief was derived from his observations as a psychologist during the earlier part of his career, and his understanding that the subject cannot be reduced to a passive receiver of the objective world. This volume, which was originally published in 1911, was based upon the Gifford Lectures given during the years 1907–10. It constitutes a further development of Ward's beliefs into the form of a complete system, and it remains of value to anyone with an interest in philosophy, psychology or phenomenology.

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521235501
    • length: 522 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Pluralism:
    1. Introductory
    2. The one and the many
    3. Pluralism
    4. The contingency in the world
    5. Evolution as epigenesis and equilibration
    6. The pluralistic goal
    7. The pluralism of Hegel
    8. The Hegelian unity
    9. The limits of pluralism
    10. The difficulties of pluralism
    Part II. Theism:
    11. The idea of creation
    12. The cosmology of theism
    13. Freedom
    14. Freedom and foreknowledge
    15. The problem of evil and pessimism
    16. The problem of evil and optimism
    17. Moral evil and moral order
    18. Theories of a future life
    19. Faith and knowledge
    20. The realm of ends
    Supplementary note
    Some replies to criticism
    Index.

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    James Ward

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