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

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 accordingly wonderful that the verb has performed a tremendous position in philosophical hypothesis from Plato right down to Bertrand Russell. This e-book analyses the various meanings of ‘know’ in its diversified operational roles: realizing Jones turns out to have a distinct kind of common sense from understanding French or from figuring out what to do – and both from understanding that the earth is around and from realizing the way to learn track. realizing whatever can also be various from in simple terms believing it.

The major function of this publication is to explain, in a brand new and unique method, this entire query of the logical behaviour of ‘know’; yet its extra and no less significant goal is to teach how, when we have grasped the way convinced key ‘know’-statements functionality, a few philosophical disputes will be mentioned extra fruitfully and settled extra expeditiously. a number of the analyses provided can be considered as debatable and should surely galvanize dialogue. the fashion is lucid and reasonably-priced 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 final reader who's attracted to the equipment of contemporary philosophical analysis.

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