By John Hartland-Swann
First released in 1958, this e-book makes a speciality of the which means, interpretation, and use of the verb ‘to know’. In our day-by-day lives we're frequently claiming to understand this or to not be aware of that; and it isn't for this reason striking that the verb has performed a huge function in philosophical hypothesis from Plato all the way down to Bertrand Russell. This ebook analyses the various meanings of ‘know’ in its assorted operational roles: figuring out Jones turns out to have a special type of common sense from figuring out French or from understanding what to do – and both from figuring out that the earth is around and from understanding how you can learn tune. figuring out whatever can be diversified from simply believing it.
The major function of this ebook is to explain, in a brand new and unique means, this entire query of the logical behaviour of ‘know’; yet its additional and no less significant objective is to teach how, after we have grasped the way yes key ‘know’-statements functionality, a couple of philosophical disputes will be mentioned extra fruitfully and settled extra expeditiously. many of the analyses provided can be considered as debatable and may definitely impress dialogue. the fashion is lucid and low-cost and technical phrases are lowered to a minimal. This paintings is meant not just for the pro thinker and the collage scholar, but in addition for the overall reader who's drawn to the equipment of recent philosophical analysis.
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An Analysis of Knowing (Routledge Revivals) by John Hartland-Swann