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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 kn
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Manny
Plato, in the Symposium, was perhaps the first person to consider the question of the "unliked review". If a review never receives any votes, can it truly be said to exist? This problem has tormented many of the world's greatest philosophers. Bishop Berkeley's famous answer is that God reads and likes every review, hence they all exist. Even at the time, this was not universally considered satisfactory; Rousseau's reply, le compte de Dieu est privé, is widely quoted as the standard objection.

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Jean
Jan 07, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Problems of Philosophy was written in 1912 as an early attempt by its author to create a brief and accessible guide to the problems of philosophy. Bertrand Russell is considered to be one of the founders of analytic philosophy, and is also widely held to be one of the 20th century's premier logicians. He is generally thought to be one of the most important philosophers of the past two hundred years. Extremely prolific and influential, he was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1950. No ...more
Stephen M
May 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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به مانند دیگر آثار این فیلسوف گرانقدر، این کتاب هم تا صفحه آخر کاری میکنه که از خواندن مسائل فلسفی فقط و فقط لذت ببرید، خبری از واژه ها و حتی جملات قلمبه سلمبه ای که در کتب فلاسفه دیگر ( به غیر از آرتور شوپنهاور بزرگ ) میخواندید، نیست
مهمتر از همه اینکه در این کتاب، راسل بیشتر تلاش کرده تا موضوعاتی که به ماده و حقیقت و معرفت، مربوط هستش رو برای شما دوستان اهل مطالعه، شفاف سازی کنه و به بهترین نحو ممکن شرح بده و در مورد چرت و پرت هایی مثل، مسائل ما بعد الطبیعه و خیلی از موضوعات غیر عقلی و دینی که
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Brian
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent introductory to the layperson (me) on some basics of philosophy; the final section is a beautifully written piece on why philosophy is important and how it enriches humanity.
Amin Dorosti
این کتاب راسل که بی شک یکی از بهترین کتابهای اوست سالهاست که به عنوان یکی از کتاب های مقدماتی فلسفه و برای آشنایی با فلسفه مورد توجه اهالی فلسفه قرار گرفته است و در واقع به یک اثر کلاسیک تبدیل شده است. با این حال شاید این کتاب برای کسی که آشنایی قبلی با فلسفه ندارد سنگین و تا حدی خسته کننده باشد. به ویژه این روزها که کتابهای بسیار ساده تر و جذاب تری برای آشنایی با فلسفه نوشته شده اند. با این حال این کتاب هم جایگاه خاص خود را در آشنایی با فلسفه دارد و یکی از منابعی است ک هر دانشجوی فلسفه باید حدا ...more
Abdulla Awachi
مراجعة كتاب مشكلات الفلسفة
لـ برتراند راسل

أولاً: التعليق على العنوان:
قد يُفهم من العنوان مشكلات بمعنى مشاكل و عقد في حين أن المراد الحقيقي هو قضايا الفلسفة التي يتعرض لها الكاتب بالتوضيح و هي مجموعة من القضايا الفلسفية القديمة و المعاصرة.

ثانياً: عن الكتاب:
الكتاب هو توطئة عامة لقضايا الفلسفة المتداولة من ضمنها : الابسيتمولوجيا ، المادة و ما وراء المادة ، المعرفة القبلية و البعدية، الحقيقة و الخطأ ، الاستقراء و أخيراً يختتم بفصل عن قيمة الفلسفة و أهمية دراستها خصوصاً في عصر الطغيان الدوغمائي أو ال
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hayatem
May 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: أخرى
مشكلات الفلسفة من جهة ( الأصول، الكليات والأسس) التي يقوم أو يبنى عليها موضوع ما، كان حديث رسل في هذا الكتاب وفق تصوراته الخاصة والعامة والناطقة بعقله التحليلي .

استند رسل في رؤياه وتساؤلاته المعرفية على النقد الفاحص والفلسفي والتمحيص الدقيق متبعاً "الشك المنهجي " + كل مايعتمل في العقل من تناقض.

ناقش رسل مشكلات الفلسفة وفق المبادئ العامة للنظرية و المتعلقة بالنظم الفلسفية غالباً ودون تعمق أو حسم كامل.

أهم النقاط المطروحة في صدر الكتاب :
-مبادئ المعرفة /ك" الشكل المعرفي والبنية المنطقية."
-إشكال الح
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Roy Lotz
Bertrand Russell is such a gentleman. He writes in lucid, clear prose filled with insight and occasional brilliance. He manages to compress enormous, complex debates into just a few paragraphs, and belies an encyclopedic knowledge of Western philosophy. The book is a gem, and sparkles with subtlety and charm.

But gentlemen can be dry. His prose marches forward but never leaps and dances, his mind is a logical machine impervious to emotion, his philosophy is not a philosophy of life and art, but o
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Amelia
Sep 07, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Turns out that philosophy has many problems
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Chapter Thirteen 1 3 Dec 04, 2017 07:01PM  
  • Naming and Necessity
  • Language, Truth, and Logic
  • On Certainty
  • Philosophical Essays
  • Principles of Human Knowledge & Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous
  • An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
  • From a Logical Point of View: Nine Logico-Philosophical Essays
  • Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking
  • Critique of Practical Reason (Texts in the History of Philosophy)
  • What Does It All Mean? A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy
  • The Logic of Scientific Discovery
  • Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings
  • The Oxford Companion to Philosophy
  • Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity
  • Sense and Sensibilia: Reconstructed from the Manuscript Notes by C.J. Warnock
  • Ethics: Inventing Right and Wrong
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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.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950 "in recognition of his var
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“Some care is needed in using Descartes' argument. "I think, therefore I am" says rather more than is strictly certain. It might seem as though we are quite sure of being the same person to-day as we were yesterday, and this is no doubt true in some sense. But the real Self is as hard to arrive at as the real table, and does not seem to have that absolute, convincing certainty that belongs to particular experiences.” 87 likes
“Is there any knowledge in the world which is so certain that no reasonable man could doubt it?” 65 likes
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