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Insight: A Study of Human Understanding


Publisher:Harpercollins (Short Disc)



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CONTENTS: Preface; Introduction; PART I INSIGHT AS ACTIVITY I. Elements 1. A Dramatic Instance 2. Definition 3. Higher Viewpoints 4. Inverse Insight 5. The Empirical Residue II. Heuristic Structures of Empirical Method 1. Mathematical and Scientific Insights Compared 2. Classical Heuristic Structures 3. Concrete Inferences from Classical Laws 4. Statistical Heuristic Structures 5. Survey III. The Canons of Empirical Method 1. The Canon of Selection 2. The Canon of Operations 3. The Canon of Relevance 4. The Canon of Parsimony 5. The Canon of Complete Explanation 6. The Canon of Statistical Residues IV. The Complementarity of Classical and Statistical Investigations 1. Complementarity in the Knowing 2. Complementarity in the Known 3. Clarification by Contrast 4. Conclusion V. Space and Time 1. The Problem Peculiar to Physics 2. The Description of Space and Time 3. The Abstract Intelligibility of Space and Time 4. Rods and Clocks 5. The Concrete Intelligibility of Space and Time VI. Common Sense and Its Subject 1. Common Sense as Intellectual 2. The Subjective Field of Common Sense VII. Common Sense as Object 1. Practical Common Sense 2. The Dynamic Structure 3. Intersubjectivity and Social Order 4. The Tension of Community 5. The Dialectic of Community 6. Individual Bias 7. Group Bias 8. General Bias 9. Conclusion VIII. Things 1. The General Notion of the Thing 2. Bodies 3. Genus as Explanatory 4. Things Within Things 5. Things and Emergent Probability 6. Species as Explanatory 7. Concluding Summary IX. The Notion of Judgment X. Reflective Understanding 1. The General Form of Reflective Insight 2. Concrete Judgments of Fact 3. Insights into Concrete Situations 4. Concrete Analogies and Generalizations 5. Common-Sense Judgments 6. Probable Judgments 7. Analytic Propositions and Principles 8. Mathematical Judgments 9. Summary PART II INSIGHT AS KNOWLEDGE XI. Self-Affirmation of the Knower 1. The Notion of Consciousness 2. Empirical, Intelligent, and Rational...

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