Knowledge by Acquaintance and Knowledge by Description

  title={Knowledge by Acquaintance and Knowledge by Description},
  author={Bertrand Russell in Russell},
THE object of the following paper is to consider what it is that we know in cases where we know propositions about 'the so-and-so' without knowing who or what the so-and-so is. For example, I know that the candidate who gets most votes will be elected, though I do not know who is the candidate who will get most votes. The problem I wish to consider is: What do we know in these cases, where the subject is merely described ? I have considered this problem elsewhere1 from a purely logical point of… CONTINUE READING

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