Bertrand Russell on Appearance & Reality Video


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Which of these did Russell write?

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1. According to Russell, what is philosophy?

2. To Russell, what is appearance?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Bertrand Russell was a 20th Century British philosopher. One of his main contributions to the field was in relation to the question of appearance vs. reality. This online assessment will test your understanding of some of his philosophical views on the subject of appearance and reality, such as how he believes we can grasp reality and his views on appearance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Russell's works
  • The definition of philosophy, according to Russell
  • Appearance
  • Russell's arguments on reality
  • How we may grasp reality

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of Bertrand Russell's philosophical views, especially as they pertain to appearance and reality
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you accurately understand how Russell thinks we can grasp reality, as well as his views on the nature and goals of philosophy
  • Knowledge application - use the information found the in the attached lesson to identify specific works by Bertrand Russell and correctly summarize his beliefs on the nature of reality and human knowledge

Additional Learning

You should also review the corresponding lesson called Bertrand Russell on Appearance & Reality. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Bertrand Russell and The Problem of Philosophy
  • Russell's views on philosophy
  • Appearance and reality
  • Sense-data
  • The world outside the mind