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Scepticism and animal faith : introduction to a system of philosophy

Author: George Santayana
Publisher: [New York] : Dover Publications, 1955.
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Santayana, George, 1863-1952.
Scepticism and animal faith.
[New York] Dover Publications [1955]
(OCoLC)644475045
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Santayana
ISBN: 0486202364 9780486202365
OCLC Number: 371723
Description: xii, 314 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: There is no first principle of criticism --
Dogma and doubt --
Wayward scepticism --
Doubts about self-consciousness --
Doubts about change --
Ultimate scepticism --
Nothing given exists --
Some authorities for this conclusion --
The discovery of essence --
Some uses of this discovery --
The watershed of criticism --
Identity and duration attributed to essences --
Belief in demonstration --
Essence and intuition --
Belief in experience --
Belief in the self --
The cognitive claims of memory --
Knowledge is faith mediated by symbols --
Belief in substance --
On some objections to belief in substance --
Sublimations of animal faith --
Belief in nature --
Evidences of animation in nature --
Literary psychology --
The implied being of truth --
Discernment of spirit --
Comparison with other criticisms of knowledge.
Responsibility: George Santayana.

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