The Problems of Philosophy
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In this book, one of the great philosophers of the first half of the 20th century sketches his take on two central philosophical tasks -- explaining what kinds of things exist in reality, and how they are related, and delineating what we can know and how we know it. In so doing, Russell illustrates the new method of logical and linguistic analysis he used in The Philosophy of Logical Atomism (1918), to lay the foundations of an epistemological and metaphysical system rivaling the great systems of the past. A key transitional figure linking the history of the subject to contemporary…
Highly transportable. The dimensions, in fact, of a slice of toast. But like the best books, it towers over its word count. Bertrand Russell was the foremost British philosopher of his generation and here he gives a popular introduction to the problems of the trade. Whilst you may not always agree with Russell’s somewhat aloof, rational, take on the universe, you cannot help but admire the eloquence of his writing, the full fat breadth of his intellect, all the more impressive for such a wiry intellectual. Why take philosophy with you on a bike ride? Because cycling fundamentally changes the…
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