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An Introduction to Bradley's Metaphysics$
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W. J. Mander

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198240907

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240907.001.0001

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The Absolute and its Appearances

The Absolute and its Appearances

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(p.135) 7 The Absolute and its Appearances
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An Introduction to Bradley's Metaphysics
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W. J. Mander

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240907.003.0007

F. H. Bradley's philosophical system involves the condemnation of the entire world of common-sense experience and reflection. Things and their properties, terms and their relations, space, and time, and the whole host of things whose analysis involves these notions are all claimed to belong, not to reality, but to the realm of appearance. This is a strange and counter-intuitive position which has not as yet been fully elucidated. Bradley's reasons for denying the ultimate reality of these things have already been discussed, but it is not clear what he means by calling them ‘appearance’. The concept of appearance plays a very important role in Bradley's thought; however, his use of the term is somewhat technical and idiosyncratic. This chapter explores Bradley's account of the Absolute and its appearances, phenomenalism and things-in-themselves, and degrees of truth and reality. A solution to the problem of appearance and reality is considered.

Keywords:   F. H. Bradley, philosophy, metaphysics, reality, appearance, Absolute, phenomenalism, things-in-themselves, truth

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