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Our knowledge of the external world : as a field for scientific method in philosophy

Author: Bertrand Russell
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
Series: Routledge classics.
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The very relevance and legitimacy of philosophy is examined in this explosive and controversial work which investigates the relationship between 'individual' and 'scientific' knowledge, and questions the means by which we come to understand the physical world.
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Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970.
Our knowledge of the external world.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2009
(DLC) 2008045891
(OCoLC)268547435
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bertrand Russell
ISBN: 9780203875360 0203875362
OCLC Number: 317893451
Notes: Orignally published: Chicago : Open Court Pub. Co., 1914.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 210 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
Preface --
Current tendencies --
Logic as the essence of philosophy --
On our knowledge of the external world --
The world of physics and the world of sense --
The theory of continuity --
The problem of infinity considered historically --
The positive theory of infinity --
On the notion of cause, with applications to the free-will problem.
Series Title: Routledge classics.
Responsibility: Bertrand Russell.

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