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Russell, Bertrand - Problems of Philosophy

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The Problems of Philosophy
Bertrand Russell
 
Table of Contents
The Problems of Philosophy..............................................................................................................................1
Bertrand Russell.......................................................................................................................................1PREFACE................................................................................................................................................1CHAPTER I. APPEARANCE AND REALITY ....................................................................................1CHAPTER II. THE EXISTENCE OF MATTER...................................................................................5 CHAPTER III.THE NATURE OF MATTER .......................................................................................8CHAPTER IV. IDEALISM ..................................................................................................................12CHAPTER V. KNOWLEDGE BY ACQUAINTANCE AND KNOWLEDGE BYDESCRIPTION...................................................................................................................................15CHAPTER VI.ON INDUCTION ........................................................................................................20CHAPTER VII.ON OUR KNOWLEDGE OF GENERAL PRINCIPLES..........................................23CHAPTER VIII. HOW A PRIORI KNOWLEDGE IS POSSIBLE....................................................27CHAPTER IX.THE WORLD OF UNIVERSALS ..............................................................................30CHAPTER X. ON OUR KNOWLEDGE OF UNIVERSALS .............................................................34CHAPTER XI.ON INTUITIVE KNOWLEDGE ................................................................................37CHAPTER XII.TRUTH AND FALSEHOOD ....................................................................................40CHAPTER XIII. KNOWLEDGE, ERROR, AND PROBABLE OPINION........................................44 CHAPTER XIV. THE LIMITS OF PHILOSOPHICAL KNOWLEDGE ...........................................47CHAPTER XV. THE VALUE OF PHILOSOPHY .............................................................................51BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE ...............................................................................................................54
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The Problems of Philosophy
Bertrand Russell
This page copyright © 2001 Blackmask Online.http://www.blackmask.comPREFACE
CHAPTER I. APPEARANCE AND REALITY
CHAPTER IV. IDEALISM
CHAPTER VI.ON INDUCTION
CHAPTER XII.TRUTH AND FALSEHOOD
CHAPTER XIII. KNOWLEDGE, ERROR, AND PROBABLE OPINION
CHAPTER XIV. THE LIMITS OF PHILOSOPHICAL KNOWLEDGE
CHAPTER XV. THE VALUE OF PHILOSOPHY
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
PREFACE
IN the following pages I have confined myself in the main to those problems of philosophy in regard towhich I thought it possible to say something positive and constructive, since merely negative criticismseemed out of place. For this reason, theory of knowledge occupies a larger space than metaphysics in thepresent volume, and some topics much discussed by philosophers are treated very briefly, if at all.I have derived valuable assistance from unpublished writings of G. E. Moore and J. M. Keynes: from theformer, as regards the relations of sense−data to physical objects, and from the latter as regards probabilityand induction. I have also profited greatly by the criticisms and suggestions of Professor Gilbert Murray.1912NOTE TO SEVENTEENTH IMPRESSIONWITH reference to certain statements on pages 44, 75, 131, and 132, it should be remarked that this book waswritten in the early part of 1912 when China was still an Empire, and the name of the then late PrimeMinister did begin with the letter B. 1943
CHAPTER I. APPEARANCE AND REALITY
IS there any knowledge in the world which is so certain that no reasonable man could doubt it? This question,which at first sight might not seem difficult, is really one of the most difficult that can be asked. When wehave realized the obstacles in the way of a straightforward and confident answer, we shall be well launched
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