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Human knowledge : its scope and limits

Author: Bertrand Russell
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, 1948.
Series: Clarion book.
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Human Knowledge is Bertrand Russell's examination of the relation between individual experience and the general body of scientific knowledge. It presents an examination of the problems of an empiricist epistemology. --From publisher's description.
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Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970.
Human knowledge.
New York : Simon and Schuster, 1948
(OCoLC)647478721
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bertrand Russell
OCLC Number: 373835
Description: xvi, 524 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The world of science. Individual and social knowledge ; The universe of astronomy ; The world of physics ; Biological evolution ; The physiology of sensation and volition ; The science 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 words and falsehood ; General knowledge ; Fact, belief, truth, and knowledge --
Science and perception. Knowledge of facts and knowledge of laws ; Solipsism ; Common-sense inference ; Physics and experience ; Time in experience ; Space in psychology ; Mind and matter --
Scientific concepts. Interpretation ; Minimum vocabularies ; Structure ; Structure and minimum vocabularies ; Time, public and private ; Space in classical physics ; Space-time ; The principle of individuation ; Causal laws ; Space-time and causality --
Probability. Kinds of probability ; The calculus of probability ; The finite-frequency interpretation ; The Mises-Reichenbach frequency theory ; Keynes's theory of probability ; Degrees of credibility ; Probability and induction --
Postulates of scientific inference. Kinds of knowledge ; The role of induction ; The postulate of natural kinds or of limited variety ; Knowledge transcending experience ; Causal lines ; Structure and causal laws ; Interaction ; Analogy ; Summary of postulates ; The limits of empiricism.
Series Title: Clarion book.
Responsibility: Bertrand Russell.

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Human Knowledge is Bertrand Russell's examination of the relation between individual experience and the general body of scientific knowledge. It presents an examination of the problems of an empiricist epistemology. --From publisher's description.

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