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By John Hartland-Swann

First released in 1958, this publication 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 grasp this or to not recognize that; and it's not consequently wonderful that the verb has performed a tremendous 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: realizing Jones turns out to have a unique kind of common sense from realizing French or from understanding what to do – and both from understanding that the earth is around and from realizing the best way to learn track. understanding anything is usually various from basically believing it.

The major function of this ebook is to clarify, in a brand new and unique means, this complete query of the logical behaviour of ‘know’; yet its additional and no less significant goal is to teach how, after we have grasped the best way sure key ‘know’-statements functionality, a couple of philosophical disputes might be mentioned extra fruitfully and settled extra expeditiously. a number of the analyses provided should be considered as debatable and may unquestionably galvanize dialogue. the fashion is lucid and cost-efficient and technical phrases are lowered to a minimal. This paintings is meant not just for the pro thinker and the college scholar, but in addition for the final reader who's drawn to the tools of contemporary philosophical analysis.

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