Knowledge of the External World

Knowledge of the External World
Title Knowledge of the External World PDF eBook
Author Bruce Aune
Publisher Routledge
Pages 255
Release 2006-07-13
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 1134946236

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Many philosophers believe that the traditional problem of our knowledge of the external world was dissolved by Wittgestein and others. They argue that it was not really a problem - just a linguistic `confusion' that did not actually require a solution. Bruce Aune argues that they are wrong. He casts doubt on the generally accepted reasons for putting the problem aside and proposes an entirely new approach. By considering the history of the problem from Descartes to Kant, Aune shows that analogous arguments create difficulties for the contemporary philosophical consensus. He makes it clear that the problem remains acute, particualarly for our understanding of scientific evidence. The solution he proposes draws upon contemporary philosophy of science and probability theory.

Moore and Wittgenstein

Moore and Wittgenstein
Title Moore and Wittgenstein PDF eBook
Author A. Coliva
Publisher Springer
Pages 248
Release 2010-09-17
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 023028969X

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Does scepticism threaten our common sense picture of the world? Does it really undermine our deep-rooted certainties? Answers to these questions are offered through a comparative study of the epistemological work of two key figures in the history of analytic philosophy, G. E. Moore and Ludwig Wittgenstein.

Philosophical Papers

Philosophical Papers
Title Philosophical Papers PDF eBook
Author Moore, George Edward
Publisher Routledge
Pages 328
Release 2014-06-03
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 1317832256

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

G.E. Moore

G.E. Moore
Title G.E. Moore PDF eBook
Author G.E. Moore
Publisher Routledge
Pages 186
Release 2013-05-13
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 1134681739

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G.E. Moore, more than either Bertrand Russell or Ludwig Wittgenstein, was chiefly responsible for the rise of the analytic method in twentieth-century philosophy. This selection of his writings shows Moore at his very best. The classic essays are crucial to major philosophical debates that still resonate today. Amongst those included are: * A Defense of Common Sense * Certainty * Sense-Data * External and Internal Relations * Hume's Theory Explained * Is Existence a Predicate? * Proof of an External World In addition, this collection also contains the key early papers in which Moore signals his break with idealism, and three important previously unpublished papers from his later work which illustrate his relationship with Wittgenstein.

Projection and Realism in Hume's Philosophy

Projection and Realism in Hume's Philosophy
Title Projection and Realism in Hume's Philosophy PDF eBook
Author P. J. E. Kail
Publisher Clarendon Press
Pages 302
Release 2010-04-22
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 0191614599

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In his writings, Hume talks of our 'gilding and staining' natural objects, and of the mind's propensity to 'spread itself' on the world. This has led commentators to use the metaphor of 'projection' in connection with his philosophy: Hume is held to have taught that causal power and self are projections, that God is a projection of our fear, and that value is a projection of sentiment. By considering what it is about Hume's writing that occasions this metaphor, P. J. E. Kail spells out its meaning, the role it plays in Hume's work, and examines how, if at all, what sounds 'projective' in Hume can be reconciled with what sounds 'realist'. In addition to offering some highly original readings of Hume's central ideas, Projection and Realism in Hume's Philosophy offers a detailed examination of the notion of projection and the problems it faces.

Mind, Meaning, and Knowledge

Mind, Meaning, and Knowledge
Title Mind, Meaning, and Knowledge PDF eBook
Author Annalisa Coliva
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 503
Release 2012-09-27
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 0199278059

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This volume is a collective exploration of major themes in the work of Crispin Wright, one of today's leading philosophers. The distinguished contributors address a variety of issues, including truth, realism, anti-realism, relativism, and scepticism, and testify to Wright's seminal work on language, mind, metaphysics, and epistemology.

On Certainty

On Certainty
Title On Certainty PDF eBook
Author Ludwig Wittgenstein
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Pages 180
Release 1969-01
Genre Certainty
ISBN 9780631120001

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The volume is full of thought-provoking insight which will prove a stimulus both to further study and to scholarly disagreement.