The Resource Creative personality : a study in philosophical reconciliation, by Ralph Tyler Flewelling, University of Southern California

Creative personality : a study in philosophical reconciliation, by Ralph Tyler Flewelling, University of Southern California

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Creative personality : a study in philosophical reconciliation
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Creative personality
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a study in philosophical reconciliation
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by Ralph Tyler Flewelling, University of Southern California
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"It has been said that philosophy is identical with its history. This means that philosophy is not a body of particular facts to be classified and studied systematically like the facts which form the subject matter of the sciences. Philosophy is a dialogue continued across the ages, a dialogue which first took shape in the streets of Athens and has gone on ever since, intermittently and yet without interruption, as new phases of human life and human knowledge have brought to light new interests. The term Personalism is descriptive not of the doctrine, but of the principle of interpretation followed by the author of this book. It is a distinctive title which is intended to associate the author with a group of philosophers, some living and some who are dead, who have influenced a wide circle of followers. The principle itself is not new and does not even claim to be novel. It is a form of idealism of the Leibniz and Berkeley type, an idealism which stresses the individuality of the real. Instead, however, of starting as Leibniz does with the metaphysical concept of the monad, or as Berkeley does with the psychological concept of spiritual substance, it takes as its primary unit the individual in its highest expression as an ethical and religious personality. As a metaphysical theory it is the conception of reality as a world of persons with a supreme person at the head. Personality is in effect the primary idea, and nature is a derivative idea. Nature is the expression of the world by persons and the means by which they intercommunicate. Personalism differs from most forms of idealism by the careful disclaimer of any argument based on the subjective nature of knowledge, and it differs from most forms of pluralism inasmuch as in affirming the reality of persons it does not imply the denial of impersonal reality in any form. It is as a method that it claims for its principle the highest philosophical value. Its principle is that the clue to the interpretation of reality is not to be sought for in the abstract concepts of the sciences, either the mathematical and physical sciences or the biological"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved)
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1871-1960
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Flewelling, Ralph Tyler
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index present
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BF698
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.F6 1926
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non fiction
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  • Personality
  • Philosophy
  • Personality
  • Philosophy
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Creative personality : a study in philosophical reconciliation, by Ralph Tyler Flewelling, University of Southern California
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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section one. Problems of reality -- section two. Problems of thought -- section three. Problems of value -- section four. Problems of life
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20 cm
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320 pages
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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Electronic reproduction.
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Creative personality : a study in philosophical reconciliation, by Ralph Tyler Flewelling, University of Southern California
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
section one. Problems of reality -- section two. Problems of thought -- section three. Problems of value -- section four. Problems of life
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
320 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
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(DcWaAPA)apa09358390

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