This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... 6. Insufficiency of Atomistic Metaphysics. The Notion of Interaction. Let us return to the starting-point of our ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... 6. Insufficiency of Atomistic Metaphysics. The Notion of Interaction. Let us return to the starting-point of our discussion. Three forms of the view of the world, three cosmological hypotheses, seemed conceivable to us: Anthropomorphic Theism, Atomism, and Pantheism. In the preceding sections we tried to show that the first hypothesis, far from being a proved theory, does not even possess the form of a scientific theory. The conception of natural and historical reality which assumed an architectonic intelligence and held that this intelligence constructed the universe according to plan and with a purpose intelligible to us, has been altogether superseded by a later theory, the evolutionistic hypothesis. And it would be sheer self-deception to assume that we can adhere to the former theory after its presuppositions have been overthrown. It is hardly credible that the evolutionistic view will disappear like a passing fashion, as some believe. It may have to undergo many changes, but anthropomorphic theism will never regain a single inch of its territory as long as scientific interests cast the deciding vote. The question now arises: Which of the two remaining cosmological theories deserves the preference? Is atomism. or is a pantheistic monism more in accord with the facts? The opinion widely prevails that materialistic atomism is the view of the world forced upon us by science. Darwin, it is said, removed the only difficulty hitherto involved in it. Now there is no essential obstacle in the way of an explanation of the world by atoms. The following thought is common to both adherents and opponents of Darwin: The presupposition or the final consequence of his view is that we can dispense with God or a principle of unity; reality can be...Read Less
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