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Problems of Philosophy

Bertrand Russell

Table of Contents


Plot Overview

Key Terms

Themes, Motifs, and Symbols

Summary and Analysis

Chapter 1 - Appearance and Reality

Chapter 2 - The Existence of Matter

Chapter 3 - The Nature of Matter

Chapter 4 - Idealism

Chapter 5 - Knowledge by Acquaintance and Knowledge by Description

Chapter 6 - On Induction

Chapter 7 - On our Knowledge of General Principles

Chapter 8 - How A Priori Knowledge is Possible

Chapter 9 - The World of Universals

Chapter 10 - On Our Knowledge of Universals

Chapter 11 - On Intuitive Knowledge

Chapter 12 - Truth and Falsehood

Chapter 13 - Knowledge, Error, and Probable Opinion

Chapter 14 - The Limits of Philosophical Knowledge

Chapter 15 - The Value of Philosophy

Important Quotations Explained

Key Facts

Study Questions and Essay Topics


Suggestions for Further Reading

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philosophy is study of the western cultural view

by henkt, June 15, 2015

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