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The Problems of Philosophy

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The Problems of Philosophy is one of Bertrand Russell's attempts to create a brief and accessible guide to the problems of philosophy. Focusing on problems he believes will provoke positive and constructive discussion, Russell concentrates on knowledge rather than metaphysics.
Russell guides the reader through his famous distinction between "knowledge by acquaintance and knowledge by description" and introduces important theories of Plato, Aristotle, René Descartes, David Hume, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, Georg Hegel and others to lay the foundation for philosophical inquiry by general readers and scholars alike. (Summary from Wikipedia) (4 hr 50 min)

Chapters

Preface / Chapter I - Appearance and Reality

17:50

Read by Leon Mire

Chapter II - The Existence of Matter

19:54

Read by Accent

Chapter III - The Nature of Matter

20:00

Read by Accent

Chapter IV - Idealism

16:12

Read by Rich Meyers

Chapter V - Knowledge by Acquaintance and Knowledge by Description

28:15

Read by Nathalie J.

Chapter VI - On Induction

16:42

Read by Jim Eastman

Chapter VII - On Our Knowledge of General Principles

16:56

Read by Professor Chronotis

Chapter VIII - How A Priori Knowledge Is Possible

16:07

Read by ML Cohen

Chapter IX - The World of Universals

21:04

Read by Chris Masterson

Chapter X - On Our Knowledge of Universals

19:46

Read by Chris Masterson

Chapter XI - On Intuitive Knowledge

20:53

Read by Robert Scott

Chapter XII - Truth and Falsehood

17:41

Read by Professor Chronotis

Chapter XIII - Knowledge, Error, and Probable Opinion

21:48

Read by Chris Masterson

Chapter XIV - The Limits of Philosophical Knowledge

21:00

Read by Jacob Miller

Chapter XV - The Value of Philosophy / Bibliographical Note

16:28

Read by Leon Mire

Bewertungen

the problem...

(5 Sterne)

well read and, appropriately, inconclusive.

(5 Sterne)

Bertrand Russell is the 20th century's greatest philosopher. In this book he looks into the root problems of philosophy: is the universe just a concept in the mind of God, or does it exist a priori? Russell makes a strong case for the latter, exploring universal and particular truths, what is solvable and what is the role of philosophy with regard to math and physics. It is in this final question that his weakness is apparent: while acknowledging the existence of non-Euclidian math Russell still makes the fundamental error of assuming that a line can go on forever or a segment is infinitely divisible, two things we know to be false in the universe we live in; what he failed to explain was that concepts like infinite lines or infinite divisibility are merely constructs that are just as valid as their opposite. Still this is a great book that will get you up to speed with the state of philosophy and metaphysics as of the mid 20th century.

The Problems of Philosophy is one of Bertrand Russell's attempts

(3 Sterne)

The Problems of Philosophy is one of Bertrand Russell's attempts to create a brief and accessible guide to the problems of philosophy. Focusing on problems he believes will provoke positive and constructive discussion, Russell concentrates on knowledge rather than metaphysics. Russell guides the reader through his famous distinction between "knowledge by acquaintance and knowledge by description" and introduces important theories of Plato, Aristotle, René Descartes, David Hume, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, Georg Hegel and others to lay the foundation for philosophical inquiry by general readers and scholars alike. (Summary from Wikipedia) (4 hr 50 min)

Fantastic little introduction

(5 Sterne)

If you can accept the old-fashioned language and writing style, this is one of the best introductions to philosophy that I've read. Often, people imagine that philosophy is just clever people saying interesting things. This book really gets across the goals and problems of the project, as well as the reasons for bothering in the first place. The narration is very good.

Very good

(5 Sterne)

Very insightful, thank you to B.R. and the readers.

Great introduction to philosophy

(5 Sterne)

Great way to step into philosophy

(5 Sterne)

Very well read and understandable. 👍🏻