THE six methods or theories of logic which we have severally
examined are by no means mutually exclusive, yet our treatment of them, so far, has mainly emphasized their differences
and contrasts. It therefore seems worth while to devote a
chapter to considering some of the ways in which the methods
have been combined with one another. By this discussion of
ententes and alliances we may be led to conceive of a genuine
federation of logical methods, whereby each contending
theory, in exchange for its claim to monopolize all truth, would
be assigned a unique function and permanent value in no way
irreconcilable with that of its rivals. This would mean an
arrangement according to which the methods, instead of
warring upon one another's merits, would peacefully supplement
one another's defects. To exhibit the manner in which any
method can be combined with all the others it will be sufficient
to take them up two at a time.
ENTENTES AND ALLIANCES -- THE
FEDERATION OF THE METHODS
ENTENTES AND ALLIANCES.
|1. ||Authoritarianism and Mysticism. --In the chapter on
authoritarianism we have already spoken of the way in which
that method may be combined with mysticism. Most authoritarians, in so far as they attempt any philosophical justification
of their doctrine, feel the need of putting a term to the otherwise endless regress according to which the authority of each|
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Book title: The Ways of Knowing:Or, the Methods of Philosophy.
Contributors: Wm. Pepperell Montague - Author.
Publisher: G. Allen & Unwin.
Place of publication: London.
Publication year: 1925.
Page number: 211.
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