By P. Parrini
From the mid-1960s, after the real works by means of J. Hintikka, S. Körner, W. Sellars and P.F. Strawson, there was a marked revival of Kantian epistemological inspiration. by contrast history, that includes fruitful alternate among ancient study and theoretical clients, the most element of the booklet is the dialogue of Kantian concept of clinical wisdom from the viewpoint of present-day analytical philosophy and philosophy of empirical and mathematical sciences. the most subject matters are the matter of a priori wisdom in good judgment, arithmetic and physics, the excellence among analytic and artificial judgments, the structure of actual objectivity and the questions of realism and fact, the Kantian belief of time, causal legislation and induction, the relatives among Kantian epistemological notion, relativity concept, quantum conception and a few contemporary advancements of philosophy of technology.
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Nor should one seriously regard some concepts as absolute and inviolable categories in preference to others, and pack them up in water-tight cartons labelled 'paramattha'. Indeed, he may regard some concepts as paramattha in the sense that they are more conducive to the attainment of the Goal than others — truer, more precise and more scholastic. In this connection we may also add that the word 'paramattha' in its earlier and non-technical usage, actually meant the Highest Goal as the object of realisation, and any words tending towards that goal were called 'paramatthasa§hita' 1 ('connected with the Highest Goal'), irrespective of their precision or technicality.
Similarly, 'Dhamma' which constitutes the theoretical content of Sammâ Diññhi is improvised out of the medium of language and logic in worldly parlance. By merely mastering it, by dogmatically clinging to it,1 by clothing it with more concepts, one does not reach the Goal. One has to exert oneself spiritually, having mastered the Dhamma, in order to attain Nibbâna. Now, after his attainment, the pragmatic value of the Dhamma is lost for him, but as he is now convinced of its value for the suffering worldlings, he might preach it to them out of disinterested compassion.
2 He has no views because he has got rid of the point of view, that is, the illusion of 3 the ego. Hence he neither formulates nor proffers any views. There 1 Pahînamânassa na santi ganthâ vidhûpitâ mânaganthâssa sabbe sa vîtivatto yamatam sumedho aha§ vadâmîti pi so vadeyya mama§ vadantîti pi so vadeyya loke samañña§ kusalo vidtvâ vohâramattena so vohareyyâti. — S. N. I. 14 - 15 `For him who hath renounced them utterly Chains of illusion as to self or soul Exist no more, scattered are all such bonds.