Empirical Intelligence. The Human Empirical Mode Philosophy as Originating in Experience
|Author: ||Connell, Richard J.|
Shows how human intelligence starts from observable properties of things and moves to unobservable realities, especially causes. Language and mythology then reflect the characteristics of this mode. Also argues against innate ideas and a priori concepts by showing the empirical character of philosophy and contrasting its foundations and explanatory method with the natural sciences.
"It contains an interesting discussion of how the inherent characteristics of our language led us in earlier epochs to adopt mythical modes of knowing prior to our adoption of scientific (logical) modes. . . . a usually cogent effort at surveying the many and difficult riddles of perception." - International Studies in Philosophy