Concepts of method represent a large part of man’s conceptual equipment. Epistemology is a science devoted to the discovery of the proper methods of acquiring and validating knowledge. Ethics is a science devoted to the discovery of the proper methods of living one’s life. Medicine is a science devoted to the discovery of the proper …
In this process,concepts serve as units and are treated epistemologically as if each were a single (mental) concrete—always remembering that metaphysically (i.e., in reality) each unit stands for an unlimited number of actual concretes of a certain kind.
He will be bored by too easy a process of integration, like an expert in higher mathematics who is put to the task of solving problems in kindergarten arithmetic. He will feel a mixture of boredom and resentment when he hears a series of random bits with which his mind can do nothing. He will …
The result is a fully integrated personality, a man whose mind and emotions are in harmony, whose sense of life matches his conscious convictions.
We must remember that integration is a cardinal function of man’s consciousness on all the levels of his cognitive development
Epistemologically, a man who has an active mind regards mental effort as an exciting challenge; metaphysically, he seeks intelligibility.
The pattern(art other than music) is: from perception—to conceptual understanding—to appraisal—to emotion.The pattern of the process involved in music is: from perception—to emotion—to appraisal—to conceptual understanding.
All that music can do with such themes is convey the emotions of serenity, or defiance, or exaltation.
the essence of art is integration, a kind of super-integration in the sense that art deals with man’s widest abstractions, his metaphysics, and thus expands the power of man’s consciousness.
They teach man to see more precisely and to find deeper meaning in the field of his vision.
Do not think over your sentences in advance and do not censor yourself. To write even a short article, you must know much more than you put on paper. For a book, you must know the equivalent of ten books, so that you can exercise selectivity and be sure about what you say. Do not …
To be an Aristotelian all the way down, you must grasp that only concrete events, concrete relationships, concrete problems exist.