Russel's Analysis

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According to Russel in order to truly experience the significance of philosophy, we have to free our minds of preconceived opinions based on experiences and reasons that we think are concrete. Many people who are swayed by the power of science or everyday affairs are prone to be skeptic on whether or not philosophy is purely pointless, unimportant, insignificant or indifferent disagreements on matters concerning knowledge. The exact significance of philosophy is found in the effects it has upon the lives of the individuals who study it. (Russell xiv) In the above quotation Russell explains that to the unexperienced thinker, the idea of this course may seem to be boring trivia about the different realms of knowledge but they have mistaken

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