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The Problems of Philosophy is a 1912 book by Bertrand Russell, in which Russell attempts to create a brief and accessible guide to the problems of philosophy. Focusing on problems he believes will provoke positive and constructive discussion, Russell concentrates on knowledge rather than metaphysics: If it is uncertain that external objects exist, how can we then have knowledge of them but by probability? There is no reason to doubt the existence of external objects simply because of sense data.

Public Domain (P)2018 Bassett Publishing

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Essential reading, read at light speed.

The book is undeniably worth reading but I can not stress enough that Audible is not the right medium for this. Even as someone with quite strong ADHD that makes reading very difficult, I recommend the book above the audiobook.

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  • 03-06-18

Gripping from cover to cover...

This book to me leaves no doubt about why Bertrand Russell is one of the greatest philosophers ever. Some of his ideas seem absurd at first glance and some completely mental (If you have a table and you close your eyes - how can you know the table still exists?) -

That however is part of why listening was fun to me. After all "to be known is to be mental" and "Whoever wishes to become a Philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities" :-)

The voice of Kevin Theis is perfect for this kind of book.

I like it and recommend the book to whoever wishes to think out of the box for a couple of hours.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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