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020 _a9781848315082
082 _a146.44
100 _aRobinson, Dave
245 _aIntroducing Empiricism: A Graphic Guide
260 _aUnited Kingdom;
_bIcon Books Ltd;
_c07 Mar 2013
300 _a176 Pages;
520 _aOur knowledge comes primarily from experience - what our senses tell us. But is experience really what it seems? The experimental breakthroughs in 17th-century science of Kepler, Galileo and Newton informed the great British empiricist tradition, which accepts a 'common-sense' view of the world - and yet concludes that all we can ever know are 'ideas'. Dave Robinson, with the aid of Bill Mayblin's brilliant illustrations, outlines the arguments of Locke, Berkeley, Hume, J.S. Mill, Bertrand Russell and the last British empiricist, A.J. Ayer. They also explore criticisms of empiricism in the work of Kant, Wittgenstein, Karl Popper and others, providing a unique overview of this compelling area of philosophy.
650 _a Western philosophy: Enlightenment
650 _aPopular philosophy
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