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Phenomenology

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TABLE OF CONTENTS.  

Contents in brief:

Abstract

Figures 1-4

1. What, Why and How

2. Organizing Principles

3. Experiences and Abstractions

4. Conceptualization

5. The Self

6. Additional Topics

7. The Active Role of Logic

8. Epistemological Issues in Mathematics

9. Theology Without Prejudice

References

Appendix 1 - Using Meditation

Appendix 2 - Feelings of Emptiness

Appendix 3 - Mental Projection

 

Contents in detail:

Abstract
Figures 
  1. Existence, appearance, and reality
  2. Assumed material, mental and spiritual domains
  3. A classification of appearances
  4. Three types of continuity
1.       What, Why and How
  1. Phenomenology
  2. Knowledge is Based On Appearance
  3. To Be Or Not To Be
  4. The Phenomenological Approach
2.      Organizing Principles
  1. The Order of Things
  2. Appearance and Other Large Concepts
  3. Material, Mental, Intuitive, Abstract
  4. Number, Space and Time
  5. Modality and Causality
3.     Experiences and Abstractions
  1. The Objects of Perception
  2. The Objects of Intuition
  3. Correlations Between Experiences
  4. Conceptual Objects
  5. Degrees of Interiority
4.    Conceptualization
  1. Sameness and Difference
  2. Compatibility or Incompatibility
  3. Words and Intentions
  4. A Theory of Universals
  5. Unity In Plurality
5.     The Self
  1. The Self
  2. Factors of the “Self”
  3. Identification-With
  4. Ideal and Practical Concepts
  5. Fallacious Criticisms of Selfhood
  6. What “Emptiness” Might Be
6.     Additional Topics
  1. Present Appearances
  2. The Concepts of Space and Time
  3. Apprehension of the Four Dimensions
  4. Contents of Thought Processes
  5. Universals and Potentiality
  6. Social vs. Personal Knowledge
7.   The Active Role of Logic
  1. Principles of Adduction
  2. Generalization is Justifiable
  3. Logical Attitudes
  4. Syllogism Adds to Knowledge
  5. There is a Formal Logic of Change
  6. Concept Formation
  7. Empty Classes
  8. Context
  9. Communication
8.   Epistemological Issues in Mathematics
  1. Mathematics and Logic
  2. Geometrical Concepts have an Experiential Basis
  3. Geometry is a Phenomenological Science
  4. On “New Arithmetical Entities”
  5. Imagining a Thoroughly Empirical Arithmetic
9.       Theology Without Prejudice
  1. Applying Logical Standards to Theology
  2. Conceiving the Divine Attributes
  3. Analyzing Omniscience and Omnipotence
  4. Harmonizing Justice and Mercy
  5. The Formlessness of God
References
Appendix 1. Using Meditation
Appendix 2.  Feelings of Emptiness
Appendix 3 - Mental Projection

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