knowledge by acquaintance, and knowledge by description

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This distinction was made by Bertrand Russell (see especially Russell 1914: 151). Knowledge by acquaintance is ‘what we derive from sense’, which does not imply ‘even the smallest “knowledge about” ’ ...

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