On Understanding Understanding: A Philosophy of Knowledge

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Fordham Univ Press, 1994 - Philosophy - 179 pages
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This basic introduction to the philosophical inquiry into the fundamental questions of human knowing features a range of carefully designed study questions.
 

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Francis Bacon
1
From Novum Organum
3
Galileo Galilei
13
From The Assayer
15
Rene Descartes
19
From A Discourse on Method Part I
21
From Meditations on the First Philosophy
35
John Locke
55
From A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge
111
David Hume
129
From An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
131
Immanuel Kant
155
From Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics
158
From Critique of Pure Reason
188
What is Enlightenment?
221
St Thomas Aquinas
229

From An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
57
George Berkeley
109
From Summa Theologiae
232
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Vincent G. Potter was Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University; and editor of International Philosophical Quarterly.

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