Hierarchy- level of observation, while we observe our emotions and intellect act
independantly. Creates contemplate and speculative phase. Emotions and
intellect act separately. Human is sperate for natural world. We observe and
classify the world, then we understand the world. When we ant to change
something we move to the level of action
Level of action- changing things and humanizing the world. Practical activity.
Emotions and intellect act together. Higher phase than first level.
Next level - realm of imagination. World of association. The mind is free to
imagine whatever it wants. Metaphor. Nothing happens at this level unless you
move to action level
Relates to Descartes and unam sanctum. Association between us and then
natural world and gods creations. Hierarchy of knowledge, theological world. We
see the world from a theological perspective.
Descartes- creates rational basis for empircal science. Deduction to arrive at
principles. Mind body dualism. Finding the basis for knowledge. Compliments
religious world view. Trying to understand the world made my god, using reason.
Using reason to understand truth. Does not entroduce scientific world view but
still practices it.Analysis and synthesis, emotion and intellect. Uses human
Newton- empirically based approach. Analysis and synthesis- reason as an
active force. Pursuit of universal laws. challenge hierarchy of knowledge and god
and theology. Emphasizes analysis and observation. Using reason to get
generalized laws. Experimentation.
Industrial revolution. Humanizing the world. Infinite knowledge shown with the
development of technology. Shift from theological world view from practical
knowledge as being most important. Philosophy- best use of human reason to
get practical knowledge, shift from philosophy and theology to philosophy and
science. Using reason for practical knowledge, getting universal laws about the
natural world. Arts and theology are now seen as important i