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|Unity||Diaz-Bone I 128
Unity/Multiplicity/James: this is the most important philosophical problem, because it has substantive consequences. Is multiplicity really irrelevant? Unity is not the only need. Nevertheless, I will always regard unity as a preeminence to multiplicity.
Unity: the concept alone cannot be a guarantee for the comprehension of the whole through the conceptual idea. The term universe is not an evidence for its actual existence.
World/James: instead of the question of unity and multiplicity, the view is of particular importance that it is a space-time continuum.
Unity and multiplicity are absolutely equivalent here!
Causality/James: can be spoken of causal unity or a purpose-unit of the world at all? Multiplicity can be regarded just as eternal as causal unification!
World/James: Neither universe nor multiverse, unity and multiplicity can exist simultaneously and side by side. The world is one in which their parts are connected. It is more and more brought into uniform systems by humanity. (> Davidson: description-dependent).
R. Diaz-Bone/K. Schubert
William James zur Einführung Hamburg 1996