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By John Hartland-Swann

First released in 1958, this booklet makes a speciality of the which means, interpretation, and use of the verb ‘to know’. In our day-by-day lives we're usually claiming to understand this or to not understand that; and it isn't consequently fabulous that the verb has performed a massive position in philosophical hypothesis from Plato all the way down to Bertrand Russell. This booklet analyses the various meanings of ‘know’ in its varied operational roles: figuring out Jones turns out to have a special type of good judgment from figuring out French or from understanding what to do – and both from figuring out that the earth is around and from realizing how one can learn song. figuring out whatever is usually varied from only believing it.

The major function of this ebook is to explain, in a brand new and unique approach, 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 way definite key ‘know’-statements functionality, a few philosophical disputes might be mentioned extra fruitfully and settled extra expeditiously. the various analyses provided could be considered as arguable and may unquestionably galvanize dialogue. the fashion is lucid and most economical and technical phrases are lowered to a minimal. This paintings is meant not just for the pro thinker and the college pupil, but in addition for the overall reader who's attracted to the equipment of contemporary philosophical analysis.

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