The science sought for
Aristotle's expression is intended to direct investigation to the question of the possibility of securing for philosophy the status of an autonomous science. Attempts at the absolute self-justification of philosophy have been charged by antinomies, which suggest that a topical justification might be more appropriate. Such an approach allows a deeper insight in the problems of perception of reality as a whole, with which early forms of spirit, especially myth and religion, were confronted. It is, above all, about the possibility to perceive all things in their concrete determination. Being means: coming forth as something determinate. Opposed to metaphysical concepts of being, its categorial conception is applied here - categorial in the sense of a search for rules to which a particular adaptation of entities must be adequate in order that being and knowability may be ascribed to them. There is a tradition, going back at least to the late-Plato, which may be drawn upon when we basethe question of being on dialectics.
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