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Knowledge of the External World : PROBLEMS OF PHILOSOPHY THEIR PAST AND PRESENT - Bruce Aune

Knowledge of the External World

PROBLEMS OF PHILOSOPHY THEIR PAST AND PRESENT

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Published: 27th June 1991
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Contemporary philosophy is marked by a setting aside or dissolution of the traditional problems of modern philosophy. Thus the problem of our knowledge of the external world is widely believed to have been disposed of or dissolved by Wittgenstein and others. In this book, Bruce Aune challenges this assumption.
In the first half of "Knowledge of the External World," Aune considers the history of the problem in the work of the great modern philosophers, Descartes, Locke, Berkeley, Kant, and Mill. Then turning to current debates, he argues that the problem has re-emerged and that an entirely new approach is needed. By examining the attempted dissolutions, Aune shows that the fundamental problem remains as a serious intellectual issue: one concerning the nature of permissible experimental or inductive' inference. To resolve this issue, he undertakes a revision of empiricist epistemology and the development of the required theory of inference.
"Knowledge of the External World" is an excellent historical systematic analysis of a central problem of philosophy and a fine introduction to the theory of knowledge. It will be essential reading for students of epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy.

ISBN: 9780415047470
ISBN-10: 0415047471
Series: PROBLEMS OF PHILOSOPHY THEIR PAST AND PRESENT
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 27th June 1991
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1