The Philosophy of "As If": A System of the Theoretical, Practical and Religious Fictions of Mankind by Hans Vaihinger, David G. Payne
English | February 27th, 2015 | ISBN: 1508663750 | 314 Pages | EPUB | 0.64 MB
Vaihinger… shows that thought is primarily a biological function turned into a conscious art. It is an art of adjustment, whose chief instrument is the construction of fictions by which men may manage to live. Thought is to be tested not by correspondence to an objective reality (that fiction is neatly disposed of) nor by its mirroring in consciousness an objective external world.