Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Chiaro, scorrevole, spesso divertente, solo a volte un po' complesso. Non un manuale di filosofia per addetti ai lavori ma neppure un manuale di filosofia for dummies: è piuttosto una scampagnata a braccetto con Russell tra i classici problemi della conoscenza. Ma questo vero tavolo, alla fine, esiste o no?
rfranz said on May 19, 2012, 12:48
I found this very thought provoking and especially so after having just read Hume's An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding.
Russell treats mainly of how we can know and what we can know (epistemology). This underpins all the main issues that determine how we evaluate science and religion, for example, and he entertains us with lucid, reachable examples.
I also enjoyed Russell's overview and evaluation of the current standing of the respective legacies of the empiricists (like Hume) and the rationalists.
This is a short but dense text which I found on the whole quite easy to read. It will be especially enjoyable and useful to those of a sceptical or secular bent, and stands as a classic text supporting religiously heterodox ideas, or heresies, if you prefer.
By all accounts, this introduction to philosophy still stands as one of all-time classics.
Ramnagel said on Nov 15, 2011, 15:03