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

By John Hartland-Swann

First released in 1958, this e-book specializes in the that 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 recognize that; and it isn't for this reason miraculous that the verb has performed an important function in philosophical hypothesis from Plato all the way down to Bertrand Russell. This publication analyses the various meanings of ‘know’ in its varied operational roles: figuring out Jones turns out to have a distinct type of common sense from realizing French or from understanding what to do – and both from figuring out that the earth is around and from understanding easy methods to learn tune. understanding anything is usually assorted from purely believing it.


The major function of this e-book is to explain, in a brand new and unique method, this complete query of the logical behaviour of ‘know’; yet its additional and no less significant goal is to teach how, when we have grasped the way convinced key ‘know’-statements functionality, a few philosophical disputes should be mentioned extra fruitfully and settled extra expeditiously. many of the analyses provided might be considered as debatable and should surely impress dialogue. the fashion is lucid and comparatively cheap and technical phrases are lowered to a minimal. This paintings is meant not just for the pro thinker and the collage pupil, but additionally for the overall reader who's attracted to the equipment of recent philosophical analysis.

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