Logic: Or, the Morphology of Knowledge - Vol. 1

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CHAPTER IX.
MODALITY.

1. I PROPOSE to conclude the discussion of the judgment with a short treatment of Modality. For Modality, if it exists at all, is simply the degree in which individual judgmerits participate in the certainty of that permanent and all-embracing judgment by which the individual intelligence sustains those qualifications of the Real which for it constitute Reality. Our account of Modality must therefore resolve itself into a recapitulation of the principal types of judgment, having for its object to bring together in a single view certain of their characteristics which have already been noticed. The question before us is whether and in what sense there are degrees of logical certainty; not merely of habitual conviction, or of readiness to act on a belief, which are psychological and not logical, but of that characteristic which forms the differentia of judgment, and which may be described as logical assertiveness. This logical assertiveness itself indeed includes a psychical or psychological element which must be carefully distinguished from the purely logical or rational element of assertiveness.

Kant's view fundamentally just.

One preliminary difficulty meets us on two sides. We find Kant1 maintaining that modality affects only the copula in judgment, and that therefore, though a measure of assertiveness, it is indifferent to the content affirmed. And we find it maintained against Kant that modality has no reference to the copula in judgment, nor, consequently, to the assertiveness of assertion, but is a peculiarity of the

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Kant, Kritik der r. V. p. 97 (Hartenstein), 'Von der log. Function im Urtheilen.'

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