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He then became a tutor and later a philosophy professor at the University of Strasbourg , before moving in to the University of Halle , where from he was a full professor. In particular, he used examples from the physical sciences, such as protons , electrons , and electromagnetic waves.
None of these phenomena has been observed directly, but science pretends that they exist, and uses observations made on these assumptions to create new and better constructs. Ogden, at the very end of his life. Thought begins with slight initial deviations from reality half-fictions , and, becoming bolder and bolder, ends by operating with constructs that are not only opposed to the facts but are self-contradictory.
One can never be sure that the world will still exist tomorrow, but we usually assume that it does. Kelly credited Vaihinger with influencing his theory, especially the idea that our constructions are better viewed as useful hypotheses rather than representations of objective reality. In it he offered a system of thought in which God and reality might best be represented as paradigms.
When, in , his Philosophy of As If was published in English, the original book was already in its sixth edition. However, the American journalist Mencken was scathing in his criticism of the book, which he dismissed as an unimportant "foot-note to all existing systems". However, the interest of literary scholars has continued modestly with the publication of some recent "Vaihinger-inflected critical literature". Kant — a Metaphysician? Philosophy in the Degree. Cues for teachers and students.
Spir , which I started immediately to study diligently. The book produced immediately a great impression.
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