By Max Eastman
This ebook is the fruit of lengthy and concerned learn, first of Marx's theoretical philosophy, moment of Lenin's impetuously functional program of it, 3rd of the steadily constructing result of the progressive scan set going less than Lenin's counsel.
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Oakland, CA, USA: PM Press, 2010. p 42. id=10400611&ppg=43 THE NATURE OF HUAIAN BRAIN WORK the sun, or of a stove. All these things are from the point of view of the faculty of understanding, only effects, phe nomena, qualities. lt desires to get at the essence, the true nature of things, it strives to find a general law, a con cise scientific extract, of things seen, heard, and felt. The abstract nature of things cannot be a tangible object. It is a concept of theory, of science, of the faculty of thought.
And it may be noticed not alone by men, but also by other objects. But nevertheless it appears only as a manifestation, it is different in different places, it is not today what it is tomorrow. Every existence is relative, in touch with other things, and entering into different rela tions of time and space with them. Every sense perception is an actual and natural object. Truth exists in the form of natural phenomena, and whatever is, is true. Substance and attribute are only terms for certain relations.
Listen to the following statements of Alexander von Humboldt, which he makes in the initial argument of his "Cosmos" in regard to speculation: "The most important result of physical research by sense perception is this: that it finds the element of unity in a multitude of forms; that it grasps all the individual manifestations offered by the discoveries of recent times, carefully scrutinizes and distin guishes them; yet does not succumb under their mass; that it fulfills the sublime mission of the human being, of under standing the nature of things which is hidden under the cover of phenomena.