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The Problems of Philosophy

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Bertrand Russell was one of the greatest logicians since Aristotle, and one of the most important philosophers of the past two hundred years. "The Problems of Philosophy, " one of the most popular works in Russell's prolific collection of writings, has become core reading in philosophy. Clear and accessible, this little book is an intelligible and stimulating guide to those problems of philosophy which often mistakenly make the subject seem too lofty and abstruse for the lay mind. Focusing on problems he believes will provoke positive and constructive discussion, Russell steers the reader through his famous 1910 distinction betwween "knowledge by acquaintance and knowledge by description, " and introduces important theories of Descartes, Kant, Hegel, Hume, Locke, Plato and others to lay the foundation for philosophical inquiry by general readers and scholars alike.show more

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  • Paperback | 193 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 10.16mm | 136.08g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 019511552X
  • 9780195115529
  • 279,162

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Clear and accessible, this little book is an intelligible and stimulating guide to those problems of philosophy which often mistakenly make the subject seem too lofty and abstruse for the lay mind.show more

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"Treats its subject in a way that will arouse the interest of any one who has any latent ability to become interested in it."--The New York Times "Treats its subject in a way that will arouse the interest of any one who has any latent ability to become interested in it."--The New York Times "Treats its subject in a way that will arouse the interest of any one who has any latent ability to become interested in it."--The New York Times "Treats its subject in a way that will arouse the interest of any one who has any latent ability to become interested in it."--The New York Times "Treats its subject in a way that will arouse the interest of any one who has any latent ability to become interested in it."--The New York Timesshow more

About Bertrand Russell

The late Bertrand Russell, English philosopher and mathematician, was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge University, where he taught for many years. He also lectured widely in the United States. Winner of the 1950 Nobel Prize for Literature, he is the author of many books including the influential Principia Mathematica, with Alfred North Whitehead, and The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell 1872-1967, published in three volumes. John Perry is H.W. Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University and co-editor of Oxford's Introduction to Philosophy, Second Edition.show more

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