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5 which is For each mind, this is something immediate, in his own case, and is to be in its other manifestations only by or einfuhlung. The world of science and apprehended empathy common sense Bergson recognizes to be construction or interpretation which the mind imposes of immediacy. Also, he is explicit that this construction is dominated by interests of upon the data action and of social cooperation. But the space- world which results from such interpretation, he regards as not an ultimate reality ; hence the cognitive experience which includes this interpretive element is not a theoretically adequate knowledge.
It be that Reality, with, a capital R, the concrete-universal Reality which transcends all particular phenomena and underlies them, is a kind of philosophical ignis fatuus. may Perhaps the idea of "whole" applies only within experience, and no whole can validly be conceived except such as stands in contrast with something else and has concrete bounds. Perhaps the whole Kant thought, an inevitable idea a necessarily empty one, to remind us of Reality but also is, as forever of the more which is to be learned and previous knowledge.
268 ff. 32 MIND AND THE WORLD-ORDER probable if direct experience could be the same without its existence? Unless the modern physicist hopelessly deludes himself, does not the existence of electrons mean something verifiable in the would he not be conany question about electrons as Laplace is reputed to have answered Napoleon's question about G-od that he had no need of this Otherwise, laboratory? strained to answer hypothesis? But if the existence or non-existence of "scientific reality" makes certain verifiable differences in experience, then these empirical criteria are the marks of the kind of reality which can be predicated of it.
An Analysis Of Knowledge And Valuation by Clarence Irving Lewis