Symbolism, Its Meaning and Effect
Preface and Table of Contents
Alfred North Whitehead
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In accordance with the terms of the Barbour-Page Foundation, these lectures are published by the University of Virginia. The author owes his thanks to the authorities of the university for their courtesy in conforming to his wishes in respect to some important details of publication. With the exception of a few trifling changes the lectures are printed as delivered.
These lectures will be best understood by reference to some portions of Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding. The author's acknowledgments are due to Locke's Theory of Knowledge and Its Historical Relations by Professor James Gibson, to Prolegomena to an Idealist Theory of Knowledge by Professor Norman Kemp Smith, and to Scepticism and Animal Faith by George Santayana.
A. N. W. Harvard University, June, 1927.
1.KINDS OF SYMBOLISM
2.SYMBOLISM AND PERCEPTION
4.FALLIBILITY AND SYMBOLISM .
5.DEFINITION OF SYMBOLISM
6.EXPERIENCE AS ACTIVITY .
9. PERCEPTIVE EXPERIENCE
10. SYMBOLIC REFERENCE IN PERCEPTIVE EXPERIENCE
11. MENTAL AND PHYSICAL .
12. RÔLES OF SENSE-DATA AND SPACE IN PRESENTATIONAL IMMEDIACY
I. HUME ON CAUSAL EFFICACY
2. KANT AND CAUSAL EFFICACY .
3. DIRECT PERCEPTION OF CAUSAL EFFICACY
4. PRIMITIVENESS OF CAUSAL EFFICACY
5. THE INTERSECTION OF THE MODES OF PERCEPTION
7. THE CONTRAST BETWEEN ACCURATE DEFINITION AND IMPORTANCE .
USES OF SYMBOLISM