Russell's Theory of Perception (Continuum Studies in British Philosophy)

Russell's Theory of Perception (Continuum Studies in British Philosophy)

By: Sajahan Miah (author)Paperback

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In Russell's Theory of Perception, Sajahan Miah re-examines and evaluates the development of Russell's concept of perception and the relation of perception to our knowledge of the external world. With the introduction of logical construction (in which physical objects are constructed from actual and possible sense-data) Russell's theory of perception seems to become a causal theory with phenomenalist overtones. The book argues that there is a consistency of purpose and direction which motivated Russell to introduce logical construction. The purpose was to strike a compromise between his empiricism and his realism and to establish a bridge between the objects of perception and the objects of physics and common sense.

About Author

Sajahan Miah is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Dhaka. He was previously a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge and has published widely in various international journals.

Contents

Preface; List of Figures; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. The Theory of Acquaintance; 3. The Doctrine of Sense-Data; 4. Physical Objects I: Inference; 5. Physical Objects II: Logical Construction; 6. Construction of Space and Time; 7. Evaluation of Russell's Theory of Perception. Notes and References; Bibliography.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780826480804
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 258
  • ID: 9780826480804
  • weight: 540
  • ISBN10: 0826480802

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