Reason and the nonrational in Lovejoy, Montague, and Tsanoff
Overholt, William Alvin
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Reason as the instrument of philosophy is under attack at the present from the standpoint of psychology, critical philosophy, the experience of evil, science, and existentialism. Rationalism as deduction no longer is an adequate concept of reason. This dissertation investigates the nonrationalistic content of reason required to supplement deductive rationalism in order to develop a coherent and synoptic view of reason as the instrument of philosophy in current times. Mind is defined as the sum total of consciousness, with emphasis upon the unity of the self. [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Boston University.
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