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Bertrand Russell writes in his preface to The Problems of Philosophy that he has confined himself to those problems of philosophy in regard to which he "thought it possible to say something positive and constructive, since merely negative criticism seemed out of place." With this criteria in mind, Russell sets forth to outline proposed solutions as well as problems, paying particular attention to Platonism and empiricism.
An intelligible and stimulating guide to those problems of philosophy that he believes will provoke positive and constructive discussion.
|I||Appearance and Reality||7|
|II||The Existence of Matter||17|
|III||The Nature of Matter||27|
|V||Knowledge by Acquaintance and Knowledge by Description||46|
|VII||On Our Knowledge of General Principles||70|
|VIII||How A Priori Knowledge is Possible||82|
|IX||The World of Universals||91|
|X||On Our Knowledge of Universals||101|
|XI||On Intuitive Knowledge||111|
|XII||Truth and Falsehood||119|
|XIII||Knowledge, Error, and Probable Opinion||131|
|XIV||The Limits of Philosophical Knowledge||141|
|XV||The Value of Philosophy||153|