Epistemology

An Analysis of Knowing (Routledge Revivals) by John Hartland-Swann

By John Hartland-Swann

First released in 1958, this ebook specializes in the that means, interpretation, and use of the verb ‘to know’. In our day-by-day lives we're frequently claiming to grasp this or to not recognize that; and it's not for this reason stunning that the verb has performed a huge position in philosophical hypothesis from Plato right down to Bertrand Russell. This booklet analyses the various meanings of ‘know’ in its various operational roles: figuring out Jones turns out to have a distinct type of good judgment from realizing French or from figuring out what to do – and both from realizing that the earth is around and from realizing how one can learn tune. figuring out anything can be assorted from in basic terms believing it.


The major goal of this booklet is to clarify, in a brand new and unique means, this entire query of the logical behaviour of ‘know’; yet its extra and no less significant objective is to teach how, when we have grasped the best way convinced key ‘know’-statements functionality, a few philosophical disputes might be mentioned extra fruitfully and settled extra expeditiously. many of the analyses provided could be considered as debatable and may unquestionably galvanize 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 college scholar, but in addition for the final reader who's drawn to the tools of contemporary philosophical analysis.

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