First Published in 1951, this outline work on the theory of knowledge and metaphysics in intended both for university students who have recently started on the subject and for any who, without having the advantage of studying it at University, wish by private reading to acquire a general idea of its nature.
The book deals with all the main questions arising within the field in so far as they can be stated and discussed profitably and simply. The topics discussed include the place of reason in knowledge and life, the possibility of knowledge beyond sense-experiene, the theory of perception, the relation of body and mind, alleged philosophical implications of recent scientific doctrines, the problem of evil and the existence of God.
Preface 1. What Philosophy is and Why is it Worth Studying 2. The ‘A Priori’ and the Empirical 3. Truth 4. Matter 5. Mind 6. The Relation of Matter and Mind 7. Space and Time 8. Cause 9. Freedom 10. Monism v. Pluralism. Universals 11. God
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