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Saving the Appearances: A Study in Idolatry by Owen Barfield

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By Owen Barfield

Saving the Appearances is ready the realm as we see it and the area because it is; it truly is approximately God, human nature, and realization. This e-book attracts on assets from mythology, philosophy, background, literature, theology, and technological know-how to chronicle the evolution of human idea from Moses and Aristotle to Galileo and Keats.

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But, in the second place, it might be argued that they should be consistently treated as such. It might be said that the theories of physics should be reserved for the purposes of physics and left out of sight altogether, when we are thinking about anything else about the nature of perception, for instance. This would remove the foundation from under the first part of this book. But it would also have so many other, and such startling consequences, that I am not seriously alarmed. For, in the first place, we could not limit the new and more hypothetical way of thinking to nuclear, or recent physics.

Like the words of a language, they are common to the members of a given social group, and are transmitted from one generation to another, developing and changing I pologists only gradually in the process. Moreover it is impossible between representations and or, in the terms I to draw a very precise line about representations, have been using, between figuration and beliefs alpha-thinking. All collective representations involve figurais a kind of thinking, involve But in addition to this nearly all of them involve elements which are actually apprehended as thought, or imagined, rather than as perceived.

In the same way, given the existence of the particles and the presence of human beings on the earth, there arise collective representations, or in other words the phenomena which we call 'nature'. When dealing with times in which these conditions were present, therefore, it is quite reasonable to describe and investigate nature scientifically, not only in the manner of physics, but also in the manner of the sciences whose field of study is the past as well as the present, such as geology, ecology, zoology, and to do this as if the phenomena were wholly independent of man's sensory and psychological participation.

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