Human Knowledge: Its Scope and Limits

Human Knowledge: Its Scope and Limits

by Bertrand Russell
     
 

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How do we know what we "know"? How did we –as individuals and as a society – come to accept certain knowledge as fact? In Human Knowledge, Bertrand Russell questions the reliability of our assumptions on knowledge. This brilliant and controversial work investigates the relationship between ‘individual’ and ‘scientific’

Overview

How do we know what we "know"? How did we –as individuals and as a society – come to accept certain knowledge as fact? In Human Knowledge, Bertrand Russell questions the reliability of our assumptions on knowledge. This brilliant and controversial work investigates the relationship between ‘individual’ and ‘scientific’ knowledge. First published in 1948, this provocative work contributed significantly to an explosive intellectual discourse that continues to this day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781134026210
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/04/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
480
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970). The leading British Philosopher of the twentieth century, who made major contributions to the area of logic and epistemology. Politically active and habitually outspoken, his ethical principles twice lead to imprisonment

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