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Foreword to <i>Principia Metaphysica</i>

Colin McGinn

in Basic Structures of Reality

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199841103
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919529 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841103.003.0013
Foreword to Principia Metaphysica

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This chapter continues the theme of knowledge and its limits, combined with intellectual striving—the desire to reach a final comprehension of reality and the accompanying sense of bafflement and limitation. It mainly concerns the laws of nature. As to form, the text is arranged as a series of aphorisms, in the style of Wittgenstein's Tractatus.

Keywords: knowledge; laws of nature; aphorisms; Wittgenstein

Chapter.  475 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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