By John Hartland-Swann
First released in 1958, this publication specializes in the that means, interpretation, and use of the verb ‘to know’. In our day-by-day lives we're usually claiming to understand this or to not comprehend that; and it's not hence dazzling that the verb has performed an important function in philosophical hypothesis from Plato all the way down to Bertrand Russell. This booklet analyses the various meanings of ‘know’ in its assorted operational roles: realizing Jones turns out to have a distinct kind of common sense from figuring out French or from realizing what to do – and both from figuring out that the earth is around and from realizing the best way to learn track. realizing whatever can be various from simply believing it.
The major function of this booklet is to explain, in a brand new and unique manner, this entire query of the logical behaviour of ‘know’; yet its additional and no less significant function is to teach how, when we have grasped the best way sure key ‘know’-statements functionality, a few philosophical disputes will be mentioned extra fruitfully and settled extra expeditiously. many of the analyses provided can be considered as debatable and may surely impress dialogue. the fashion is lucid and within your budget and technical phrases are decreased to a minimal. This paintings is meant not just for the pro thinker and the college pupil, but additionally for the overall reader who's drawn to the tools of contemporary philosophical analysis.
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