Quantitative and Qualitative Knowledge

  • Moritz Schlick
Part of the LEP Library of Exact Philosophy book series (LEP, volume 11)


The ordering in space and time of the contents of consciousness is likewise the means by which we learn to determine the transcendent ordering of the things that lie beyond consciousness. This transcendent ordering is the most important step toward a knowledge of these things. We must give an exact account of how this step is accomplished.


Subjective Quality Color Experience Sensory Domain Quantitative Knowledge Qualitative Knowledge 
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    Dufaur, Archives des sciences physiques et naturelles, Volume 58, p. 232.Google Scholar
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    On the difference between measurement in the true scientific sense and measurement in the sense of a mere correlation of numbers according to some artificial principle, see J. von Kries, Über die Messung intensiver Größen und das sogenannte psychophysische Gesetz, Viertel] ahrs-schrift für wissenschaftliche Philosophie 6 (1882), p. 257; also my paper, Die Grenze der naturwissenschaftlichen und philosophischen Begriffsbildung, § 5, ibid., 34 (1910), p. 132. (At the time I wrote this paper, I was not aware of von Kries’s work.)Google Scholar

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