MAC-Taggart, John (MsTaggart John)( British philosopher)
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Biography MAC-Taggart, John (MsTaggart John)
Born September 3, 1866 in London, was educated at Cambridge University. From 1897 to 1923 he lectured in social sciences at Trinity College, Cambridge University. Except for promotional work, some dogma of religion (Some Dogmas of Religion, 1906), in which he presented a strong criticism of Christianity, his early works devoted to the philosophy of Hegel
. Method of Hegel, . according to Mc Taggart, . is the transition from the initially formulated the thesis to its antithesis - antithesis, . then to the synthesis, . reconciling the thesis and antithesis in a consistent unity, . and then from one triad to the other triad, . until the Absolute Idea is not achieved,
. After numerous attempts to defend this method of critical objections Mc Taggart finally concluded that the ideas are connected to each other not with triads. Rejecting the dialectical method, he proposed a method of direct deduction from self-evident principles (ie. a priori method, in some moments reminiscent Cartesian). Mc Taggart applied it in his latest book The nature of existence (The Nature of Existence, 2 vols, 1921, 1927). Spatio-temporal material world is reduced to Kazhim, it is unreal, because samoprotivorechiv. More Mac-Taggart develops a pluralistic version of absolute idealism, according to which the universe, or the Absolute, the community is closely related self consciousness, having the nature of substances (a so-called. radical personalism, or personalistic idealism). Mc Taggart, died in London on January 18, 1925.
Among his works - Studies of the Hegelian dialectic (Studies in Hegelian Dialectic, 1896), Studies in Hegelian Cosmology (Studies in Hegelian Cosmology, 1901), Commentary on Hegel's Logic (A Commentary on Hegel's Logic, 1910).