By Nathan Rotenstreich (auth.)
Nathan Rotenstreich, 1914-1993, was once Professor of Philosophy on the Hebrew college of Jerusalem. He was once the Rector of this collage and the vice chairman of the Israel Academy of technological know-how and arts.
a few of his renowned essays are: Between prior and current, Spiritand guy, culture and Reality, and Jewish Philosophy in glossy Times. including S.H. Bergman he translated Kant's 3 Critiques into Hebrew.
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Ative sphere and ethics. These are the spheres that contain relations beyond sensible experience (specu- 48 TRANSFORMATIONS OF CONCEPTS lation) and actualization in the sphere that is beyond sensible experience (ethics). Ethics is not actualized on the level of speCUlation but on the level of freedom, which is the level of reason and not of experience. The sphere of abstract generality, taken out from circumstances and conditions, is significant where applicability, use in actu, and so forth are concerned.
To apply the word 'useful' to a practical occupation was, as we shall see later, one of Francis Bacon's most significant contributions to the subject under discussion. Furthermore, we have already seen in Aristotle's system that theory has a special object that is peculiar to it, namely, the eternal object, the eternal or divine causes. This aspect of Aristotle's discussion receives additional significance when the subject of God is treated in accordance with the tradition of the monotheistic religions.
2 It should be noted in this connection that the sphere of practical propositions is specifically related to the ethical sphere. We refer to the practical sphere in which it is possible for objects to exist, that is, the sphere in which a~tion produces objects. Actions and objects spoken of here in a general way are neutral determinations 39 40 TRANSFORMATIONS OF CONCEPTS from an ethical point of view. Using classical terminology, we might say that the definition of the practical sphere in this context refers to the correlation or the absence of distinctions between the practical element and the poetic element.