Knowledge of the External World

Routledge (1991)
Many philosophers believe that the traditional problem of our knowledge of the external world was dissolved by Wittgestein and others. They argue that it was not really a problem - just a linguistic `confusion' that did not actually require a solution. Bruce Aune argues that they are wrong. He casts doubt on the generally accepted reasons for putting the problem aside and proposes an entirely new approach. By considering the history of the problem from Descartes to Kant, Aune shows that analogous arguments create difficulties for the contemporary philosophical consensus. He makes it clear that the problem remains acute, particualarly for our understanding of scientific evidence. The solution he proposes draws upon contemporary philosophy of science and probability theory
Keywords Knowledge, Theory of  Other minds (Theory of knowledge  Ontology
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Call number BD161.A82 1991
ISBN(s) 0415047471   9780415047470     9780203027622   9781134946235   9781134946228   9781134946181   9781134946204
DOI 10.2307/2107789
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