Originally published in 1920, this title wrestles with the critical conflict in modern philosophy of whether philosophers should employ pure reason in a world of abstracts or, rather, should rely upon experience and rationality to examine the actual world. Hoernlé argues for the latter and emphasises the importance of metaphysics in the intellectual quest for knowing reality. This title is ideal for students of philosophy and provides insightful background into the diverging philosophical views of the early 20th century.

chapter I|21 pages

Prologue: The Philosopher’s Quest

chapter II|26 pages

The Idol of Scientific Method in Philosophy

chapter III|20 pages

Philosophy of Nature at the Cross-Roads

chapter VII|40 pages

Mechanism and Vitalism: Further Problems.

chapter VIII|47 pages

Theories of Mind

chapter IX|44 pages

The Self in Self-Consciousness