Human knowledge: its scope and limits

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G. Allen and Unwin, 1948 - Philosophy - 538 pages
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This is a book written for the general reader, with the aim of presenting a system that allows us to come by something that we can claim as being knowledge; he tries to deal with the problem of ... Read full review

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Russell, at his analytical best, explores what can be known and what constitutes knowledge itself. Read full review

Contents

Individual and Social Knowledge
3
The Universe of Astronomy
9
The World of Physics
14
Biological Evolution
29
The Physiology of Sensation and Volition
36
The Science of Mind
43
PART TWO Language
55
The Uses of Language
57
Interpretation
235
Minimum Vocabularies
242
Structure
250
Structure and Minimum Vocabularies
257
Time Public and Private
266
Space in Classical Physics
277
SpaceTime
287
The Principle of Individuation
292

Ostensive Definition
63
Proper Names
72
Egocentric Particulars
84
Knowledge and Belief
94
Sentences
103
External Reference of Ideas and Beliefs
107
Elementary Forms
110
Logical Words and Falsehood
119
General Knowledge
129
Fact Belief Truth and Knowledge
142
Introduction
161
Knowledge of Facts and Knowledge of Laws
165
Solipsism
175
CommonSense Inference
182
Physics and Experience
195
Time in Experience
210
Space in Psychology
217
Mind and Matter
224
PART FOUR
230
Scientific Concepts
233
Causal Laws
308
SpaceTime and Causality
319
Introduction
335
The Calculus of Probability
344
The FiniteFrequency Interpretation 35
350
The MisesReichenbach Frequency Theory
362
Keyness Theory of Probability
372
Degrees of Credibility
380
Probability and Induction
400
PART
409
Postulates of Scientific Inference
419
The Role of Induction
433
Knowledge Transcending Experience
445
Causal Lines
453
Structure and Causal Laws
460
Interaction
475
Analogy
482
The Limits of Empiricism
496
Index
509
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