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Problems and Theories of Philosophy - Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz

Problems and Theories of Philosophy

By: Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz, H. Skolimowski (Translator), A. Quinton (Translator)

Paperback Published: 29th September 1975
ISBN: 9780521099936
Number Of Pages: 196

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Modern Polish philosophy has an impressive record as a powerful, innovating tradition, in many respects parallel to but independent of the development of analytical philosophy in Britain and America. Owing to an absence of adequate translations however, the work of its leading exponents has generally only been encountered second-hand. To remedy this, Quinton and Skolimowski have translated an introduction to philosophy written by Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz, probably the outstanding representative of the generation. Problems and Theories of Philosophy surveys concisely and, so far as possible, 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: clarity and straightforwardness of presentation combined with a bracing rigour and precision. It is in no sense parochial to its Polish origins and can stand beside the classic English introductions to the subject as stimulating and lucid analysis of perennial philosophical problems and strategies.

Translators' preface
Introduction: Theory of knowledge, metaphysics and other philosophical disciplines
The Theory of Knowledge
Classical problems of the theory of knowledge
The problem of truth
Problems of the source of knowledge
The problem of the limits of knowledge
The relation of the theory of knowledge to the other philosophical sciences
The origin of the term 'metaphysics' and the division of problems
Metaphysical inferences from reflections on knowledge
Metaphysical problems arising from the investigation of nature
Metaphysical problems arising from religion
Metaphysics as the attempt to achieve an ultimate world-outlook
Concluding remarks
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ISBN: 9780521099936
ISBN-10: 0521099935
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 29th September 1975
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.22

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