Problems of Philosophy

by: Bertrand Russell

Suggested Essay Topics

How does the knowledge of things differ from knowledge of truths? Which one is subject to verification and error?

In what sense does Russell's philosophy suggest that the philosophical mode of enquiry benefits mankind or the general good?

Discuss Russell's analysis of the concept of a priori knowledge and how it is distinct from the concept of analyticity.

On Russell's view of our possibilities for knowledge, where is reality, in our subjective heads or independent of our minds?

What is sense-data and how do we come by it?

According to Russell, what types of investigation are fruitless in the philosophical quest for knowledge and what are some examples of these failed philosophical systems?

Russell develops a theory that truth consists in a correspondence between belief and fact. In light of his "Othello" proposition, of which the constituents are subject, objects, and object-relations, describe his comparison between belief and fact.