The Problems of Philosophy

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Barnes & Noble Publishing, Mar 18, 2004 - Philosophy - 130 pages
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A guide by a Nobel prize-winner that considers such topics as the distinction between appearance and reality, the existence and nature of matter, idealism, inductive logic, intuitive knowledge, many other subjects. Suitable for students and general readers, it gives an introduction to philosophy.
  

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User Review  - MarkBeronte - LibraryThing

In Problems of Philosophy Russell attempts to create a brief and accessible guide to the problems of philosophy. He introduces important theories of Plato, Aristotle, René Descartes, David Hume, John ... Read full review

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

A mis titled book - rather, Some Problems of Philosophy of the late 19th and early 20th century, Many of Which Have Been Addressed. Discusses epistemology, absolutes, a priori and a posteriori ... Read full review

Contents

APPEARANCE AND REALITY
1
THE EXISTENCE OF MATTER
9
THE NATURE OF MATTER
17
IDEALISM
25
KNOWLEDGE BY ACQUAINTANCE AND KNOWLEDGE BY DESCRIPTION
32
ON INDUCTION
43
ON OUR KNOWLEDGE OF GENERAL PRINCIPLES
51
HOW A PRIORI KNOWLEDGE IS POSSIBLE
60
ON INTUITIVE KNOWLEDGE
83
TRUTH AND FALSEHOOD
89
KNOWLEDGE ERROR AND PROBABLE OPINION
98
THE LIMITS OF PHILOSOPHICAL KNOWLEDGE
106
THE VALUE OF PHILOSOPHY
115
ENDNOTES
123
INDEX
125
SUGGESTED READING
129

THE WORLD OF UNIVERSALS
67
ON OUR KNOWLEDGE OF UNIVERSALS
75

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Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872-1970) was a British philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic. He was best known for his work in mathematical logic and analytic philosophy. Together with G.E. Moore, Russell is generally recognized as one of the main founders of modern analytic philosophy. Together with Kurt Gödel, he is regularly credited with being one of the most important logicians of the twentieth century. Over the course of a long career, Russell also made contributions to a broad range of subjects, including the history of ideas, ethics, political and educational theory, and religious studies. General readers have benefited from his many popular writings on a wide variety of topics. After a life marked by controversy--including dismissals from both Trinity College, Cambridge, and City College, New York--Russell was awarded the Order of Merit in 1949 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. Noted also for his many spirited anti-nuclear protests and for his campaign against western involvement in the Vietnam War, Russell remained a prominent public figure until his death at the age of 97.

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