By John Hartland-Swann
First released in 1958, this e-book specializes in the which 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 understand that; and it's not as a result magnificent that the verb has performed a massive position in philosophical hypothesis from Plato all the way down to Bertrand Russell. This ebook analyses the various meanings of ‘know’ in its various operational roles: figuring out Jones turns out to have a distinct type of common sense from realizing French or from understanding what to do – and both from understanding that the earth is around and from understanding the way to learn tune. realizing whatever is additionally diversified from simply believing it.
The major objective of this publication is to explain, in a brand new and unique means, this entire query of the logical behaviour of ‘know’; yet its extra and no less significant function is to teach how, after we have grasped the way sure key ‘know’-statements functionality, a few philosophical disputes could be mentioned extra fruitfully and settled extra expeditiously. a number of the analyses provided should be considered as debatable and should definitely galvanize dialogue. the fashion is lucid and cost-effective and technical phrases are diminished to a minimal. This paintings is meant not just for the pro thinker and the collage scholar, but additionally for the overall reader who's attracted to the tools of recent philosophical analysis.
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