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Human Knowledge: Its Scope and Limits :  Its Scope and Limits - Bertrand Russell

Human Knowledge: Its Scope and Limits

Its Scope and Limits

Paperback Published: May 2009
ISBN: 9780415474443
Number Of Pages: 464

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How do we know what we 'know'? How did we - as individuals and as a society - come to accept certain knowledge as fact? In "Human Knowledge", Bertrand Russell questions the reliability of our assumptions on knowledge. This brilliant and controversial work investigates the relationship between 'individual' and 'scientific' knowledge. First published in 1948, this provocative work contributed significantly to an explosive intellectual discourse that continues to this day.

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'The nearest thing to a systematic philosophy written by one who does not believe in systems of philosophy. Its scope is encyclopedic!a joy to read.' -- New York Times 'His intelligibility comes of stating things directly as he himself seems them, sharply defined and readily crystallized in the best English philosophical style.' - The Times Literary Supplement

Introduction
The World of Science
Individual and Social Science
The Universe of Astronomy
The World of Physics
Biological Evolution
The Physiology of Sensation and Volition
The Sense of Mind
Language
The Uses of Language
Ostensive Definition
Proper Names
Egocentric Particulars
Suspended Reactions: Knowledge and Belief
Sentences
External Reference of Ideas and Beliefs
Truth: Elementary Forms
Logical Word and Falsehoods
General Knowledge
Fact, Belief, Truth, and Knowledge
Science and Perception
Introduction
Knowledge of Facts and Knowledge of Laws
Solipsism
Probable Inference in Common-sense Practice
Physics and Experience
Time in Experience
Space and Psychology
Mind and Matter
Scientific Conceptions
Interpretation
Minimum Vocabularies
Structure
Structure and Minimum Vocabularies
Time, Public and Private
The Principle of Individuation
Causal Laws
Space-time and Causality
Probability
Introduction
Kind of Probability
Mathematical Probability
The Finite-Frequency Theory
The Mises-Reichenbach Theory
Keynes's Theory of Probability
Degrees of Credibility
Probability and Induction
Postulates of Scientific Inference
Kind of Knowledge
The Role of Induction
The Postulate of Natural Kinds
Knowledge Transcending Experience
Causal Lines
Structure and Causal Laws
Interaction
Analogy
Summary of Postulates
The Limits of Empiricism
Index
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ISBN: 9780415474443
ISBN-10: 0415474442
Series: Routledge Classics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: May 2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1

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