The Problems of Philosophy

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Hazen Press, Jul 26, 2010 - Philosophy - 254 pages
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This early work by the British philosopher, mathematician and logician, Bertrand Russell is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. In The Problems of Philosophy, Russell sketches out his metaphysical and epistemological views in an introduction to the discipline. He explores the twin concepts of appearance and reality through the question Is there any knowledge in the world which is so certain that no reasonable man could doubt it? As an empiricist, Russell believed that all knowledge is ultimately derived from sensory perception. A comprehensive and informative look at the subject by a well respected writer that is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of all philosophers and historians of the discipline. Contents: Appearance and Reality; The Existence of Matter; The Nature of Matter; Idealism; Knowledge by Acquaintance and Knowledge by Description; On Induction; On Our Knowledge of General Principles; How A Priori Knowledge is Possible; The World of Universals; On Our Knowledge of Universals; On Intuitive Knowledge; Truth and Falsehood; Knowledge, Error, and Probable Opinion; The Limits of Philosophical Knowledge; The Value of Philosophy; Bibliographical Note; Index. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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User Review  - Priory - LibraryThing

This classic work, first published in 1912, has never been supplanted as an approachable introduction to the theory of philosophical enquiry. It gives Russell's views on such subjects as the ... Read full review

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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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Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) was born in England and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. His long career established him as one of the most influential philosophers, mathematicians, and social reformers of the twentieth century.

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