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By John Hartland-Swann

First released in 1958, this ebook 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 be aware of that; and it's not accordingly astounding that the verb has performed an enormous function in philosophical hypothesis from Plato all the way down to Bertrand Russell. This e-book analyses the various meanings of ‘know’ in its various operational roles: understanding Jones turns out to have a unique type of good judgment from understanding French or from realizing what to do – and both from understanding that the earth is around and from understanding how one can learn song. realizing whatever can also be diversified from purely believing it.


The major function of this e-book is to explain, in a brand new and unique manner, this entire query of the logical behaviour of ‘know’; yet its extra and no less significant objective is to teach how, after we have grasped the best way definite key ‘know’-statements functionality, a few philosophical disputes should be mentioned extra fruitfully and settled extra expeditiously. a few of the analyses provided may be considered as debatable and should absolutely galvanize dialogue. the fashion is lucid and affordable and technical phrases are decreased 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 drawn to the equipment of recent philosophical analysis.

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