Bertrand Russell's Philosophy of Logical Atomism

Bertrand Russell's Philosophy of Logical Atomism

by Wayne A. Patterson
     
 

Bertrand Russell's philosophy of logical atomism has had a major influence on the development of analytic philosophy. The essential features of this atomism were presented in eight lectures delivered by Russell in 1919. This book is an exposition of those lectures for readers with minimal philosophical training, the aim being to provide a sound understanding of the

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Bertrand Russell's philosophy of logical atomism has had a major influence on the development of analytic philosophy. The essential features of this atomism were presented in eight lectures delivered by Russell in 1919. This book is an exposition of those lectures for readers with minimal philosophical training, the aim being to provide a sound understanding of the problems which Russell addresses as well as an awareness of the acceptability of his proposed solutions. Easily grasped examples are used to aid the exposition, but over-simplification of difficult problems is avoided.

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«Mr. Patterson's book deserves consideration by students of Russell, and, more especially, by philosophers introducing students to analytic philosophy.» (Elizabeth R. Eames, International Studies in Philosophy)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820412351
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/1993
Series:
American University Studies Series: Series 5: Philosophy, #89
Pages:
364

Meet the Author

The Author: Wayne Patterson obtained his first degree in pure mathematics at the University of Toronto. Following a Master's degree at the same university he travelled to Australia and was subsequently awarded a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Melbourne. He is currently Senior Teaching Fellow at the National University of Singapore and has recently obtained a Diploma in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh.

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