russell roundup.docx - Tamera Irish Phl 100 Prof Starr Week One Russell Round Up After this week\u2019s readings of Bertrand Russell\u2019s The Problems of

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Tamera Irish Phl 100 Prof. Starr 10/30/20 Week One Russell Round Up After this week’s readings of Bertrand Russell’s, The Problems of Philosophy , we are introduced to philosophical thinking’s of reality, matter, and idealism. Russell was inspired from philosophical teachings of Descartes and gives credit to his work Meditation . Descartes did not believe anything that he did not see clearly or could be “distinctly” true. This belief is the method of systematic doubt. Russell gives an example of a table to the naked eye under no lighting and at one angle we would assume it’s one solid color. However, if it is exposed to light and at a different angle it could be seen as a different stain of color. We as humans are fast to judge and do not take the time to visualize things in more ways than one. Russell uses the example of a color-blind man and how his distorted senses would provide us with a different view of the tables texture. We cannot just assume something is a certain way based on our views because our sense-

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