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Problems of Philosophy

Bertrand Russell

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What method of inquiry, a token of Cartesian thought, does Russell use in the beginning of The Problems of Philosophy?

Which of the following is Russell's key example of a physical object in the external world?

What was Kant's primary innovation, according to Russell?

Which of the following is the best example of sense-data?

Whose is the metaphysical system that reconstructs the universe into a harmonious whole from a single piece?

What view of realism do Russell's critics say his philosophy advocates?

What kind of knowledge does Russell first distinguish?

Which is the best definition of sense-data?

Which British philosopher does Russell believe to mistaken in his view of idealism?

Who were the rationalists?

What is Russell's main point of interest in discussing the rationalists?

Who are the empiricists that Russell is interested in?

What is the empiricist view of knowledge?

What concept does Russell use to begin his discussion of a priori knowledge?

Which of the following is the best example of a universal?

Which is the best example of a particular?

Which of the following does Russell use in making his case for object terms and object relations?

From what theory does Russell draw his theory of universals?

Knowledge by description is based on two criteria, of which one is ______ ?

From what logical process do we gain knowledge of generalizations by way of instances?

From what logical process do we gain knowledge of universals by way of particulars?

What kind of experience do we have when we experience sense-data?

The Problems of Philosophy was written during which intellectual stage of Russell's career?

Russell believes in a(n) _______ reality.

According to Russell, what is one of the two ways that we can have knowledge of things?

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