Problems of Philosophy

  title={Problems of Philosophy},
  author={Bertrand Russell},
First published in 1912, this classic introduction to the subjects of philosophical inquiry has proved invaluable to the formal student and general reader alike. It succinctly states Russell's views on a whole range of questions, from material reality and idealism to the distinctions between knowledge, error, and probable opinion, and the limits and the value of philosophical knowledge. The foreword Russell wrote in 1924 for a German translation has been added as an appendix, giving details of… 
An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge: Contents
Epistemology, or the theory of knowledge, is one of the cornerstones of analytic philosophy, and this book provides a clear and accessible introduction to the subject. It discusses some of the main
The Heuristic View
The characteristics of philosophy listed in the chapter are not intended to suggest that philosophies without such characteristics are bad, but only that they cannot be expected to be legitimized in the face of science.
The Janus-Faced Nature of Philosophy of Science: Eleven Theses
Elsewhere I have tried to provide the justification of both the irreducible (transcendental) distinction of science and philosophy and their inevitable (naturalistic) complementarity. Unlike
Is There Progress in Philosophy? The Case for Taking History Seriously
Abstract In response to widespread doubts among professional philosophers (Russell, Horwich, Dietrich, McGinn, Chalmers), Stoljar argues for a ‘reasonable optimism’ about progress in philosophy. He
Empiricism and Rationalism in Nineteenth-Century Histories of Philosophy
This paper traces the ancestry of a familiar historiographical narrative, according to which early modern philosophy was marked by the development of empiricism, rationalism, and their synthesis by Kant, and argues that it became standard at the turn of the twentieth century.
Explorations in Ancient and Modern Philosophy
Myles Burnyeat (1939-2019) was a major figure in the study of ancient Greek philosophy during the last decades of the twentieth century and the first of this. After teaching positions in London and
Did Russell experience an epiphany in 1911?
  • A. Schwerin
  • Philosophy
    Principia: an international journal of epistemology
  • 2019
Bertrand Russell’s conception of philosophy evolved dramatically in 1911 — the year he fell in love with Lady Ottoline Morrell. For many years Russell had been an ardent advocate of the view that
Philosophical skepticism not relativism is the problem with the Strong Programme in Science Studies and with Educational Constructivism
The structure of David’s Bloor argument for the Strong Programme (SP) in Science Studies is criticized from the philosophical perspective of anti-skeptical, scientific realism. The paper transforms
Russell on Knowledge of Universals by Acquaintance
Abstract Russell's book The Problems of Philosophy was first published a hundred years ago.1 A remarkable feature of this enduring text is the glint of Platonism it presents on a dark empiricist sea:
Knowledge in the Humanities and Social Sciences
The history of the theory of knowledge confronts us with what appears to be a perpetual “frontier” mentality. No matter how exhaustive or ramified its previous philosophical labors may have been, it


Generalized Quantifiers in Linguistics and Logic
Logic in the twenties: the nature of the quantifier
Even given Frege's tremendous achievements, the road to an understanding of quantification theory was an arduous one, and the tasks of much of the work in logic during the nineteen-twenties were the hardest.
What is Elementary Logic? Independence-Friendly Logic as the True Core Area of Logic
My ultimate aim in this paper* is to show that conventional wisdom is seriously wrong when it comes to logic. I want to challenge the traditional ideas as to what the most basic part of logic is like
Tarski: 1971-1985, Cylindrical Algebras, I–II, NorthHolland
  • 1985