The Problems of Philosophy

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Cosimo, Inc., 2007 - Philosophy - 128 pages
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One of his great works, and a must-read for any student of philosophy, The Problems of Philosophy was written in 1912 as an introduction to Russell's thought. As an empiricist, Russell starts at the beginning with this question: Is there any knowledge in the world that is so certain that no reasonable man could doubt it? This, according to Russell, is where the work of philosophy begins. He covers topics such as reality, the nature of matter, inductive reasoning, truth, and the limits of philosophical knowledge. As one of the greatest minds in Western philosophy, Russell's thoughts are profoundly informative and provocative and suitable for anyone wishing to expand his mind. British philosopher and mathematician BERTRAND ARTHUR WILLIAM RUSSELL (1872-1970) won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. Among his many works are Why I Am Not a Christian (1927), Power: A New Social Analysis (1938), and My Philosophical Development (1959).
 

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User Review  - MarcusBastos - LibraryThing

Russel confines himself in epistemology. He discuss the problem of knowledge and the conditions by with it can be achieved. The concept of truth is examined, with emphasis in the realist position ... Read full review

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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

Contents

Appearance and Reality
1
The Existence of Matter
9
The Nature of Matter
17
IV Idealism
24
Knowledge by Acquaintance and Knowledge
30
by Description
31
On induction
41
On Our Knowledge of General Principles
49
On Our Knowledge of Universals
73
On Intuitive Knowledge
80
Truth and Falsehood
86
Knowledge Error and Probable Opinion
95
The Limits of Philosophical Knowledge
103
XV The Value of Philosophy
111
Bibliographical Note
118
Index
119

How A PRIORI Knowledge is Possible
58
The World of Universals
65

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