Knowledge, Life and Reality: An Essay in Systematic Philosophy

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CHAPTER XXIII
GOD AND THE WORLD

WHAT has sometimes been called the ultimate and most difficult problem of philosophy may be expressed in the form of this question: "How shall the mind conceive of those relations that are most fundamental and permanent, between God and the World?" Indeed, the very use of the word relations in such a connection is accustomed to arouse a violent protest in some minds. Nor is the protest wholly without reason; and this reason may be introduced in the following way: For although the discussions of the later chapters have had a bearing upon this problem, without further explanations they may all seem only to have made it more difficult and confused. We began by making a distinction between the world, considered as a vast collection of individual existences (of which the human race is a part) That are observed to be mutually interdependent and reciprocally related among themselves, and the "Being of the World"--an abstract conception--considered as First Cause, or Ground, of this same system of related individual beings. The particular sciences are seeking to discover what relations exist amongst the individual beings in time and in space. In their search they arrive at the conception of a Nature in which the individual beings are all included and which will serve as a term to designate them all. Then philosophy, in the form of metaphysics, insists that this Nature shall be conceived of, as it were, ontologically,--that is, as a Unity of Reality. It further proceeds, taking counsel with the various aspects of human experience, to endow this Being of the World with a variety of personal characteristics. And, finally, religion, ad-

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