Critical philosophy


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Critical philosophy the metaphysical system of Kant; -- so called from his most important work, the “Critique of Pure Reason.”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Critical philosophy that of Kant as based on a critical examination of the faculty of knowledge
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  • W. Somerset Maugham
    “The great critic must be a philosopher, for from philosophy he will learn serenity, impartiality, and the transitoriness of human things.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. kritikoskrinein, to judge.


In literature:

Political speculation, criticism, science, sceptical philosophy invaded literature.
"A History of French Literature" by Edward Dowden
As the ultimate criticism of all human interests, philosophy may be approached by avenues as various as these interests.
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
Naturally a man of the intellect of Browning would have a philosophy, and he had, as our critic points out, a very definite one.
"Gilbert Keith Chesterton" by Patrick Braybrooke
The design was carried out in the form of a criticism of post-Hegelian philosophy.
"Feuerbach: The roots of the socialist philosophy" by Frederick Engels
His first criticism is a curious specimen of his reading in philosophy.
"The Philosophy of the Conditioned" by H. L. Mansel
This was the essential outcome of the previous sharp criticism of dogmatic theology and philosophy.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
Nothing but philosophy was competent to deliver it, and philosophy failed of its duty at the critical moment.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
His critics have assumed that from this they can infer his philosophy.
"The Crow's Nest" by Clarence Day, Jr.
Critics have long been familiar with the determinism of his philosophy of life.
"Francis Beaumont: Dramatist" by Charles Mills Gayley
A study of the Categories suggests some rather obvious criticisms on the Critical Philosophy itself.
"History of Modern Philosophy" by Alfred William Benn
An ardent Radical and follower of the critical philosophy.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
Finding research a bit dull, the ambitious or needy doctor of philosophy launches into literary criticism for the reading public.
"Literature for Children" by Orton Lowe
At the same time, philosophy became a 'criticism of categories.
"John Dewey's logical theory" by Delton Thomas Howard
The problems which the critical philosophy undertook definitively to solve may be divided into three classes.
"International Congress of Arts and Science, Volume I" by Various
KANT (Immanuel, one of the greatest of German metaphysicians, founder of the Critical or Transcendental school of philosophy), 1724-1804.
"The Last Words of Distinguished Men and Women" by Frederic Rowland Marvin
His writings are biographical and critical, devoted mainly to modern German philosophy and literature.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 1" by Various
Under the influence of Hume, Kant became the critic of rationalism and thus the reformer of philosophy.
"The Positive Outcome of Philosophy" by Joseph Dietzgen
He called his philosophy critical.
"Reconstruction in Philosophy" by John Dewey
The following introduce the notions and principles characteristic of the critical philosophy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various
How many are capable of discriminating criticism of works of music, or painting, literature, or philosophy?
"The Behavior of Crowds" by Everett Dean Martin

In news:

As teachers of philosophy who have been reading and assigning Heidegger for some years, we were grateful for the publication of Professor Thomas Sheehan's informed and valuable criticism of the Heidegger Gesamtausgabe.
Gore Vidal may not like New York Times' critic Orville Prescott, but he dislikes Ayn Rand's "philosophy" even more.
New Cafe critic Gretchen Kurtz dishes up a few words on her philosophy.
John Horgan, in "Science Set Free From Truth" (Op-Ed, July 16), is right to criticize subjectivist and "postmodernist" thinking in science and philosophy, even (or especially) when it comes from eminent physicists.
Ehrlich Jr.'s column on French economic policy is unfairly critical of a great nation that perhaps has contributed more to the world's culture — in literature, music, philosophy and art — than any other country on earth.
It's long been my philosophy as a music critic that it's far better to walk into a show blind, not knowing who is playing, so you don't expect a thing.
Don't swallow this lite philosophy without asking some critical questions first.

In science:

A generalization of the optical geometry has been proposed prior to this paper using a different philosophy, but see for criticism.
Generalizing Optical Geometry
Section 4 is devoted to the general philosophy of how one might hope to attack the question of interfaces in off-critical models.
LERW as an example of off-critical SLEs
An alternative approach within the fixed-point philosophy is to discretise space-time and to look for a critical point or line where a continuum limit may be taken to recover continuum gravity.
Continuum Random Combs and Scale Dependent Spectral Dimension
Given the geometric importance of the critical points of δ and the philosophy of Morse theory, it is natural to study sublevel sets of δ .
Obstructions to Lagrangian Cobordisms between Legendrians via Generating Families
Applying this philosophy to the model with the simplest continuous symmetry, namely the critical O(2) model, it is concluded that it is completely describable by the Kac-Moody and Virasoro algebras associated to the massless free scalar field (see for instance ).
Does Conformal Quantum Field Theory Describe the Continuum Limits of 2D Spin Models with Continuous Symmetry?
This bootstrap philosophy has been at the center of considerable efforts in recent years (se for example for a contribution at this conference). A critical analysis of all available data is beyond the scope of this summary (see [21,22] for a review and critical analysis).
Cosmic Ray Astrophysics and Hadronic Interactions