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Our Knowledge of the External World

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'Philosophy, from the earliest times, has made greater claims, and acheived fewer results than any other branch of learning ... I believe that the time has now arrived when this unsatisfactory state of affairs can be brought to an end' - Bertrand Russell
So begins Our Knowledge of the Eternal World, Bertrand Russell's classic attempt to show by means of examples, the natur
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 3rd 1993 by Routledge (first published January 1st 1914)
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peiman-mir5 rezakhani
دوستانِ گرامی، در این کتاب « برتراند راسلِ» بزرگوار و خردمند، برایِ فهم آسانترِ مسائل، در 72 صفحه پرسش و پاسخی ایجاد کرده بین « برتراند راسل» و « لرد راسل» ... که بی اندازه مفید و خواندنی هستش... به عقیدۀ من،چنانچه جوانانِ ما با اندیشمندانی چون « برتراند راسل» و « آرتور شوپنهاور» آشنا بشن بدونِ تردید میتونن آگاه شدنِ خودشون رو مدیونِ دانش و فرهنگِ این بزرگان باشن... یادِ این خردمندان همیشه گرامی باد
عزیزان، « راسل» در این کتاب از فلسفه، اخلاق، خوشبختی،دین و مذهب، ناسیونالیسم، بمب هیدروژنی و آیندۀ
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Behrooz
Feb 10, 2016 Behrooz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
تعریف هایی که از این کتاب شنیده بودم درست بود. خیلی شیرین و با زبانی شیوا و روان برتراند راسل موضوعات مختلف رو رفع ابهام کرده. به گونه ای که سوال رو مطرح میکنه و بعد جوابی بسیار خوب به اون سوال میده. واقعن به پیمان حق میدم که برتراند راسل رو بزرگترین فیلسوف تاریخ میدونه. عالی بود این کتاب
Bahram.g
Jan 03, 2016 Bahram.g rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
آموزنده ترین و در عین حال ساده ترین کتابی بود که در زمینه فلسفه مطالعه کردم
Jesse
Dec 21, 2010 Jesse rated it it was amazing
A parade of the achievements of logical positivism, this book is extremely helpful to the non-specialist. One, it explains the nature of 20th century logic - prior logic, throughout history, merely served to make the logician more narrow-minded than truly logical: now we know that logic entails relations just as much as qualities of a thing. The effect is dramatic - logic does not narrow to a point, but literally unfolds several equally applicable paths (for instance, the overlapping of Schrodin ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
Our Knowledge of the External World, Bertrand Russell
عنوان: علم ما به عالم خارج بعنوان روشی برای بکار بردن روش علمی در فلسفه؛ تالیف: برتراند راسل؛ مترجم: منوچهر بزرگمهر؛ تهران، بنگاه ترجمه و نشر کتاب، چاپ نخست 1348، چاپ دوم 1359، در 246 ص؛ موضوع: فلسفه قرن 20 م
ویراست 2: تهران، فرهنگ جاوید، 1392، در 224 ص؛ شابک: 9786006182391؛
عنوان: جهانی که من میشناسم؛ مترجم: روح الله عباسی؛ تهران، امیرکبیر، چاپ نخست 1342، چاپ سوم 1345؛ و چاپهای دیگر و ... تهران، کتابهای جیبی، 1357، در 155 ص؛
Pooya
Jun 12, 2015 Pooya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
کتاب مزبور گفت و گو هایی است با برتراند راسل فیسلوف و ریاضی دان شهیر که در آن به بیان نظریاتش در باب مسائل مختلف می پردازد.
این کتاب در واقع اولین کتابی است که از راسل خواندم و به گمانم برای آشنایی با عقاید و نظریات وی بسیار مناسب باشد.

Jimmy
Apr 02, 2013 Jimmy rated it really liked it
Shelves: philosophy
Chapter 1 "Current Tendencies": Mr. Russell begins with the famous opening lines, "Philosophy, since the earliest times, has made greater claims, and achieved fewer results, than any other branch of learning. Ever since Thales said that all is water, philosophers have been ready with glib assertions about the sum-total of things; and equally glib denials have come from other philosophers ever since Thales was contradicted by Anaximander. I believe that the time has now arrived when this unsatisf ...more
Derek Davis
Jul 02, 2011 Derek Davis rated it really liked it
Bertrand Russell had one of the clearest, as well as the most brilliant minds of the 20th century. The clarity certainly shows here, because I was reading a wretchedly OCRd version on my Kindle, and though every eighth word was mangled I was still able to follow and make sense of what's really a pretty abstruse bit of poking at—and with—logic.

Russell loved to show off that mind of his ("I'm smarter than you'll ever be"), but he made the process fun, in part because of his incredibly subtle sens
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Angela
Dec 04, 2014 Angela rated it it was amazing
Brilliant is the standard for Russell.
Ady ZYN
Mar 05, 2015 Ady ZYN rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: deep-knowledge
Highly recommended.
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Shelves: philosophy, article
We are … led to a somewhat vague distinction between what we may call “hard” data and “soft” data. This distinction is a matter of degree, and must not be pressed; but if not taken too seriously it may help to make the situation clear. I mean by “hard” data those which resist the solvent influence of critical reflection, and by “soft” data those which, under the operation of this process, become to our minds more or less doubtful.
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Tom
Oct 21, 2011 Tom rated it it was amazing
Precise, clear, and stimulating discussions on the world of sense, infinity, the continuity of motion, and causation.
Alexandre Guay
Aug 06, 2011 Alexandre Guay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Une intéressante exploration du rapport philosophie/science.
Patrick\
Apr 20, 2008 Patrick\ rated it really liked it
Shelves: philosophy
Not much distance from Locke or Hume. Repetition? Regurgitation?
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Mind boggling...
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS, was a Welsh philosopher, historian, logician, mathematician, advocate for social reform, pacifist, and prominent rationalist. Although he was usually regarded as English, as he spent the majority of his life in England, he was born in Wales, where he also died.

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“Philosophy, from the earliest times, has made greater claims, and achieved fewer results, than any other branch of learning.” 37 likes
“The true function of logic ... as applied to matters of experience ... is analytic rather than constructive; taken a priori, it shows the possibility of hitherto unsuspected alternatives more often than the impossibility of alternatives which seemed prima facie possible. Thus, while it liberates imagination as to what the world may be, it refuses to legislate as to what the world is” 14 likes
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