The Problems of Philosophy / Edition 2

The Problems of Philosophy / Edition 2

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by Bertrand Russell
     
 

The Problems of Philosophy is one of the first concrete expressions of analytic philosophy, and it is, in fact, the first book of analytic philosophy whose main focus is central questions of epistemology and metaphysics, two of the main branches of philosophy. But best of all, it's a book that can be read for pleasure as well as profit by the general public,See more details below

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The Problems of Philosophy is one of the first concrete expressions of analytic philosophy, and it is, in fact, the first book of analytic philosophy whose main focus is central questions of epistemology and metaphysics, two of the main branches of philosophy. But best of all, it's a book that can be read for pleasure as well as profit by the general public, undergraduate students, graduate students, and professional philosophers. Almost alone among philosophical books of the first quarter of the twentieth century, it's read and studied today, both inside and outside the classroom.


About the Author:
Bertrand Russell was educated at home until he was eighteen, and then he went to Cambridge to study mathematics and philosophy. Russell, however, is much more than a figure in the history of philosophy. He was the second son in an aristocratic and political family, and he frequently championed liberal causes and actively participated in political affairs. He was twice jailed for his anti-war activities and spent six months in prison during World War I for an inflammatory pamphlet he had written. He also wrote books on a number of topics of general cultural interest, including history, education, marriage, and happiness.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192892980
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
4.72(w) x 7.48(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
IAppearance and Reality7
IIThe Existence of Matter17
IIIThe Nature of Matter27
IVIdealism37
VKnowledge by Acquaintance and Knowledge by Description46
VIOn Induction60
VIIOn Our Knowledge of General Principles70
VIIIHow A Priori Knowledge is Possible82
IXThe World of Universals91
XOn Our Knowledge of Universals101
XIOn Intuitive Knowledge111
XIITruth and Falsehood119
XIIIKnowledge, Error, and Probable Opinion131
XIVThe Limits of Philosophical Knowledge141
XVThe Value of Philosophy153
Bibliographical Note162
Suggested Reading163
Index165

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