The Problems of Philosophy

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Appearance and reality -- The existence of matter -- The nature of matter -- Idealism -- Knowledge by acquaintance and knowledge by description -- On induction -- On our knowledge of general principles -- How a priori knowledge is possible -- The world of universals -- On our knowledge of universals -- On intuitive knowledge -- Truth and falsehood -- Knowledge, error, and probable opinion -- The limits of philosophical knowledge -- The value of philosophy -- Bibliographical note.

In Problems of Philosophy Russell attempts to create a brief and accessible guide to the problems of philosophy. He introduces important theories of Plato, Aristotle, René Descartes, David Hume, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, Georg Hegel and others to lay the foundation for philosophical inquiry. The Theory of Knowledge occupies a larger space than metaphysics in the present volume, and some topics much discussed by philosophers are treated very briefly, if at all. Still this volume is a must read for anyone wishing a better understanding of philosophy.