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The Philosophy of ‘as If ‘

Eric rated it really liked it Jul 07, English Choose a language for shopping. Mario Spassov rated it really liked it Mar 11, Vaihinger’s ideas rip apart the old and make way for the new.

Eduard Von Hartmann – – Routledge. Must take your time in reading May 04, Colm Gillis rated it really liked it. Perhaps, if you expunge all faith and wishful thinking from epistemology, something like Vainhiger’s view is what is left.

This is because we cannot assume that we are in any way “the measure of all things. Credits New World Encyclopedia writers and vaihknger rewrote and completed the Wikipedia article in accordance with New World Encyclopedia standards.

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Sign in Create an account. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? See all 7 reviews. These artificial thought constructs are called ‘Scientific Fictions’ and distinguished as conscious creations by their ‘as if’ character. Tudor rated it it was amazing Jun 14, One wonders how sustainable this stance is in practice.


A comprehensive, meticulous and intellectually engaging master-piece which – at the same time – tended to take its own ic to extremes and also didnt provide within itself a basis for self-criticism. The As-If Philosophy became a major component of the Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler, and many of our day’s most effective counseling approaches.

Problems arise when we mistake these fictions for hypotheses. One person found this helpful. This, he argues persuasively, is especially true in the case of Kant and Nietzsche, neither of which you can understand unless you place them in relation to each other on this larger map of philosophical positions that converge around “the philosophy of as-if,” which he also calls “fictionalism,” or the view that whatever else our knowledge-constructs may happen to be, what we can most surely say about them, from phikosophy vantage point which we, in fact, occupy, is that they are postulates grounded solely in our organismic striving phliosophy progressively extend the pattern set by our organismic requirements by re-creating the world in a human form.

According to the author “many thought processes and thought constructs appear to be consciously false assumptions, which either contradict reality or are even contradictory in themselves, but which are intentionally thus formed in order to overcome difficulties of thought by this artificial deviation, and reach the goal of thought by roundabout ways and by paths.

Where the book erred was treating the core insight of the book into an instrument for denying all reality.

Chris Bradley rated it liked it Dec 16, In n view, the fullest lucidity we can have access to as embodied existents is the lucidity Vaihinger provides here, I think, the clearest exposition of the thread that runs from the medieval nominalists, through Hume, Kant, and ultimately, Nietzsche.


Outlines of the History of Greek Philosophy. In this view, the clearest view we can attain of the real is the negative, self-reflexive view afforded us when we see our organismic illusions for what they are.

Ultimately, all postulates that ground and direct the process of knowledge-acquisition spring from organismic values, from our striving to humanize the world and bring it into a humanly graspable and relatable form. All articles English full-text articles.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Stephen rated it it was amazing Oct 23, Or World Encyclopedia writers and editors rewrote and completed the Wikipedia article in oc with New World Encyclopedia standards. Immanuel KantGerman philosopher whose comprehensive and systematic work in epistemology the theory of knowledgekf, and aesthetics greatly influenced all subsequent philosophy, especially the various schools of Kantianism and idealism.

Ultimately, this thread in philosophy redefines wisdom as the insight born of our progressive detachment from our most nourishing illusions. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Product details Hardcover Publisher: Christopher Plaisance rated it it was amazing Nov 02, This is an important book of one idea, but that idea is a very important one for the social scientist.

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

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