Problems of Philosophy
First published in the Home University Library, 1912
IN the following pages I have confined myself in the main
to those problems of philosophy in regard to which I thought
it possible to say something positive and constructive,
since merely negative criticism seemed out of place. For
this reason, theory of knowledge occupies a larger space
than metaphysics in the present volume, and some topics
much discussed by philosophers are treated very briefly,
if at all.
I have derived valuable assistance from unpublished writings
of G. E. Moore and J. M. Keynes: from the former, as regards
the relations of sense-data to physical objects, and from
the latter as regards probability and induction. I have
also profited greatly by the criticisms and suggestions
of Professor Gilbert Murray.
NOTE TO SEVENTEENTH IMPRESSION
WITH reference to certain statements on pages 44, 75, 131,
and 132, it should be remarked that this book was written
in the early part of 1912 when China was still an Empire,
and the name of the then late Prime Minister did begin with
the letter B.