By Fiona Ellis
This ebook lines a deep false impression in regards to the relation of techniques and truth within the heritage of philosophy. It exposes the impression of the error within the considered Locke, Berkeley, Kant, Nietzche and Bradley, and means that the answer are available in Hegelian proposal. Ellis argues that the remedy proposed exemplifies Hegel's dialectical strategy. this can be a massive contribution to this zone of philosophy.
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The further important claim is that there is more to cognition than the passive reception of these qualities – hence the distinction between ideas and notions. We shall see that Nietzsche’s way of thinking about this problem has its origins in the framework which is bequeathed to him by Berkeley, but is related more obviously to the modification and development it undergoes at the hands of Kant. Nietzsche on truth and metaphor Thus far, I have been trying to clarify the nature of Nietzsche’s perspectivism.
Locke, Berkeley, and the syndrome I want now to provide a more focused diagnosis of the tensions and difficulties identified in the positions of Locke and Berkeley and make a case for concluding that they are in the grip of the syndrome. The starting point of their arguments is the question of how we are to comprehend the concept of substance. It is not made entirely clear what ‘substance’ denotes, but it is a shared presupposition of their positions that the answer one gives to this question has important implications for A philosophical syndrome 29 an understanding of the things we perceive – things like cats, dogs, and men, for example.
We have seen already that Nietzsche wishes to question the idea that there could be an adequate expression of an object in a subject, where this is intended to rule out the possibility of there being knowledge of things in themselves. The remarks he makes about metaphor can be understood initially with this epistemological theme in mind, for we are told that perception gives us only metaphors of things rather than the things themselves:9 To begin with, a nerve stimulus is transferred into an image: first metaphor.