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The Problems of Philosophy

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Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Language:English | Number of Pages: 130 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 0192854232 | Isbn-13: 9780192854230 | Publish date:  | Edition 2New Ed

Contributor: John Skorupski

Also available as: Hardcover , Others , eBook

Category: Philosophy

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Book Description
Immensely intelligible, thought-provoking guide by Nobel prize-winner considers such topics as the distinction between appearance and reality, the existence and nature of matter, idealism, inductive logic, intuitive knowledge, many other subjects. For students and general readers, there is no finer introduction to philosophy than this informative, affordable and highly readable edition that is "concise, free from technical terms, and perfectly clear to the general reader with no prior knowledge of the subject."—The Booklist of the American Library Association.
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  • 5

    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 ...continue

    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?

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  • 5

    Brain Sharpener

    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 scien ...continue

    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.

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