The Problems of Philosophy

Author: Bertrand Russell

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191500763

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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Is there any knowledge in the world which is so certain that no reasonable man could doubt it?Philosophy is the attempt to answer such ultimate questions, not carelessly and dogmatically, as we might deal with them in ordinary life, but critically, after analysing how and why the questions arise and clarifying the assumptions and concepts on which they are based.This classic work, first published in 1912, has never been supplanted as an approachable introduction to the theory of philosophical enquiry. It gives Russells views on such subjects as the distinction between appearance and reality, the existence and nature of matter, idealism, knowledge by acquaintance and by description, induction, and the limits and value of philosophical knowledge.This edition includes an introduction by John Skorupski contextualizing Russells work, and a guide to further reading.
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Probleme der Philosophie

Author: Bertrand Russell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518102077

Category: Knowledge, Theory of

Page: 151

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Die Existenz der Welt

Eine Einführung in die Ontologie

Author: Reinhardt Grossmann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110330377

Category: Philosophy

Page: 187

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Diese Einführung in die Ontologie zeigt die Geschichte der abendländischen Philosophie als einen dauernden Kampf zwischen den Riesen und Göttern von Platons Sophistes. Auf der einen Seite gibt es die Philosophen, die die Auffassung vertreten, daß nur das physikalische Universum existiert und auf der anderen Seite gibt es solche Philosophen, die darauf bestehen, daß es eine weit 'größere' Welt gibt, die auch zeitlose und nicht-räumliche Dinge, wie z.B. Egenschaften enthält. Der Autor diskutiert detailliert diese wichtige metaphysische Debatte, die dem Kampf zugrunde liegt, nämlich die Auseinandersetzung zwischen Naturalisten und Ontologen. Das Buch beginnt mit einer Untersuchung der Geschichte der Auseinandersetzung zwischen Nominalisten und Realisten über das Problem der Universalien. Danach erkundet der Autor die Natur und Existenz der Kategorien wie Relationen, Strukturen, Zahlen und Tatsachen. Im letzten Teil argumentiert er dafür, daß Existenz und Negation keine Kategorien sind, sondern eher Merkmale der Welt. Die Einführung in die Ontologie dient zugleich als Einführung in die Philosophie insgesamt und zeichnet sich durch Klarheit, gute Verständlichkeit und einen lebendigen Stil aus.
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Denken

Die großen Fragen der Philosophie

Author: Simon Blackburn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783863120511

Category:

Page: 260

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Christian Theism and the Problems of Philosophy

Author: Michael D. Beaty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 380

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Christian Theism and the Problems of Philosophy begins by presenting Plantingas essay, and the chapters that follow address issues in three traditional areas of interest to philosophers: epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics.
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Some Problems of Philosophy

Author: William James,Frederick Burkhardt,Fredson Bowers,Ignas K. Skrupskelis

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674820357

Category: Philosophy

Page: 464

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Some Problems of Philosophy, William James's last book, was published after his death in 1910. For years he had talked of rounding out his philosophical work with a treatise on metaphysics. Characteristically, he chose to do so in the form of an introduction to the problems of philosophy, because writing for beginners would force him to be nontechnical and readable. The result is that, although this is James's most systematic and abstract work, it has all the lucidity of his other, more popular writings. Step by step the reader is introduced, through analysis of the fundamental problems of Being, the relation of thoughts to things, novelty, causation, and the Infinite, to the original philosophical synthesis that James called radical empiricism. This is the seventh volume to be published in The Works of William James, an authoritative edition sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies.
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The Big Questions

Tackling the Problems of Philosophy with Ideas from Mathematics, Economics and Physics

Author: Steven E. Landsburg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847399290

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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What's wrong with stealing? What's the best way to blood test a pot-bellied pig? Should we tolerate intolerance? In the wake of his enormously popular books, The Armchair Economistand More Sex is Safer Sex, Steven Landsburg uses concepts from maths, economics and physics to address the big questions in philosophy: Where does knowledge come from? What's the difference between right and wrong? Do our beliefs matter? Is it possible to know everything? Provocative, utterly entertaining and always surprising, The Big Questions challenges readers to re-evaluate their most fundamental beliefs and reveals the relationship between the loftiest philosophical quests and our everyday lives.
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Die Analyse des Geistes

Author: Bertrand Russell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936532296

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

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Die "Analyse des Geistes" ist nicht nur brillant und teilweis sogar humorvoll geschrieben, sondern gibt auf viele Grundfragen unseres Seinsverständnisses mit einer Gründlichkeit und Aufrichtigkeit des Denkens Antworten, die auch heute noch gültig und in ihrer Darstellung vorbildlich sind. - Obwohl Bertrand Russell einer jener Denker ist, die wie sein Schüler und Freund Wittgenstein in verschiedenen Epochen ihres Lebens sehr unterschiedliche philosophische Anschauungen vertreten haben, ist doch jede Phase seines Denkens in sich schlüssig. Nachdem R. bis ca. 1918 dem sog. Logischen Atomismus anhing, entwickelt er in diesem Buch eine Weltsicht, die einer Einheit der materiellen und geistigen Welt wieder näher kommt. Viele der hier geäußerten Argumente sind bis heute unwidersprochen.
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Denker des Abendlandes

eine Geschichte der Philosophie

Author: Bertrand Russell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868201277

Category:

Page: 430

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Personalism and the Problems of Philosophy; an Appreciation of the Work of Borden Parker Bowne

Author: Ralph Tyler Flewelling,Rudolf Eucken

Publisher: Trieste Publishing

ISBN: 9780649166664

Category:

Page: 218

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Trieste Publishing has a massive catalogue of classic book titles. Our aim is to provide readers with the highest quality reproductions of fiction and non-fiction literature that has stood the test of time. The many thousands of books in our collection have been sourced from libraries and private collections around the world.The titles that Trieste Publishing has chosen to be part of the collection have been scanned to simulate the original. Our readers see the books the same way that their first readers did decades or a hundred or more years ago. Books from that period are often spoiled by imperfections that did not exist in the original. Imperfections could be in the form of blurred text, photographs, or missing pages. It is highly unlikely that this would occur with one of our books. Our extensive quality control ensures that the readers of Trieste Publishing's books will be delighted with their purchase. Our staff has thoroughly reviewed every page of all the books in the collection, repairing, or if necessary, rejecting titles that are not of the highest quality. This process ensures that the reader of one of Trieste Publishing's titles receives a volume that faithfully reproduces the original, and to the maximum degree possible, gives them the experience of owning the original work.We pride ourselves on not only creating a pathway to an extensive reservoir of books of the finest quality, but also providing value to every one of our readers. Generally, Trieste books are purchased singly - on demand, however they may also be purchased in bulk. Readers interested in bulk purchases are invited to contact us directly to enquire about our tailored bulk rates.
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Unpopuläre Betrachtungen

Author: Bertrand Russell

Publisher: Europa Verlag GmbH & Company KG

ISBN: 3905811472

Category: Philosophy

Page: 207

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Das "Lexikon Linker Leitfiguren" schließt den Artikel über Bertrand Russell mit der Feststellung: "Die Linke in der Bundesrepublik hat es sich wohl zu leicht mit ihm gemacht: Als Mitstreiter gegen den Rüstungswettlauf und die atomare Bedrohung, als Ankläger gegen die amerikanische Kriegsführung in Vietnam und als Vordenker antiautoritärer Erziehung war er in ihren Reihen willkommen. Sein philosophisches Werk und der Geist seiner Kritik blieben aber aus dem theoretischen Diskurs der Linken ausgeschlossen ... Er sollte für die Linke eine Provokation bleiben: als radikaler Aufklärer."In "Unpopuläre Betrachtungen" stellte Russell 1950 Essays zusammen, die "gegen den zunehmenden Dogmatismus der Rechten wie der Linken, der unserem tragischen Jahrhundert bisher seinen Stempel aufgedrückt hat, ankämpfen". Sie zeigen ihn als eben jenen radikalen Aufklärer; denn "wirkliche Philosophie handelt von Dingen, die für jeden Gebildeten von Interesse sind", unter anderem: Philosophie und Politik, Philosophie für Laien, Der Weg zum Weltstaat, Die tieferen Beweggründe der Philosophie, Die Aufgaben des Lehrers, Ideen, die der Menschheit genützt haben, Ideen, die der Menschheit geschadet haben. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
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The meaning of philosophy

a survey of the problems of philosophy and of the opinions of the philosophers

Author: Joseph Gerard Brennan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 394

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Plato Etc

Problems of Philosophy and their Resolution

Author: Roy Bhaskar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135280991

Category: Philosophy

Page: 267

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In this concise text, Roy Bhaskar sets out to diagnose, explain and resolve the "problems of philosophy". Plato Etc. reviews all the main areas of the subject: the theory of knowledge and philosophy of science; the philosophy of logic and language; the philosophies of space, time and causality; the philosophy of the social and life sciences and of dialectic; ethics, politics and aesthetics; and the history and sociology of philosophy. Among the issues discussed are the problems of induction and universals, the question of relativism, Heidegger’s "scandal of philosophy" (the search for a proof of the reality of the external world), the nature of moral truth and the conundrum of free will and determinism. The last two chapters consist of a synoptic account of the development of Western philosophy from the pre-Socratics to poststructuralism. Plato Etc. seeks to revindicate the philosophical project, and to demonstrate that the author’s "dialectical critical realism" has the categorical power to remedy the problem fields of philosophy. The book serves both as a critical introduction to philosophy and as an invaluable resource for the scholar.
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The Problems of Contemporary Philosophy

A Critical Guide for the Unaffiliated

Author: Paul Livingston,Andrew Cutrofello

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509501444

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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This accessible new book provides a clear and wide-ranging introduction to the defining problems of contemporary philosophy. Its unique feature is to focus on problems that cut across the established divide between analytic and continental philosophical traditions. Instead of segregating the two traditions, as is usually done, the authors offer a critical orientation and guide for readers who are not exclusively affiliated with either approach and who want to understand the increasingly shared questions philosophers are asking and addressing today. Each chapter starts with a fundamental overarching question: (1) What and how can we know? (2) What is the structure of the world? (3) What goes beyond the physical world? (4) What is to be done? (5) What does it mean to orient oneself philosophically? Under these headings, the authors critically examine the discipline's most fundamental problems. Their approach reveals deep and unexpected connections across the analytic/continental divide, and opens up new ways of thinking about critique itself. No other book about contemporary philosophy is as comprehensive and cosmopolitan. The Problems of Contemporary Philosophy provides newcomers and seasoned philosophers alike with an entertaining, engaging, and far-reaching portrait of today's philosophical landscape. It is an exemplary instance of thinking across and beyond the analytic/continental divide.
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Problems and Theories of Philosophy

Author: Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521099936

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

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Problems and Theories of Philosophy surveys concisely and systematically the main problems in epistemology and metaphysics and the most historically important of the solutions proposed to them. The book still reads freshly and displays many of the characteristic intellectual virtues of Polish philosophy.
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