Propositions, Functions, and Analysis: Selected Essays on Russell's Philosophy

Propositions, Functions, and Analysis: Selected Essays on Russell's Philosophy

by Peter Hylton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199286353

ISBN-13: 9780199286355

Pub. Date: 12/01/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press


The work of Bertrand Russell had a decisive influence on the emergence of analytic philosophy, and on its subsequent development. The prize-winning Russell scholar Peter Hylton presents here some of his most celebrated essays from the last two decades, all of which strive to recapture and articulate Russell's monumental vision. Relating his work to that of other…  See more details below

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The work of Bertrand Russell had a decisive influence on the emergence of analytic philosophy, and on its subsequent development. The prize-winning Russell scholar Peter Hylton presents here some of his most celebrated essays from the last two decades, all of which strive to recapture and articulate Russell's monumental vision. Relating his work to that of other philosophers, particularly Frege and Wittgenstein, and featuring a previously unpublished essay and a helpful new introduction, the volume will be essential for anyone engaged with the history of twentieth-century ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199286355
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The nature of the proposition and the revolt against idealism (1984)
2. Beginning with analysis (1996)
3. Logic in Russell's logicism (1990)
4. Russell's substitutional theory (1980)
5. The vicious circle principle: comments on Philippe de Rouilhan (1992)
6. Review of Michael Dummett, Origins of Anayltic Philosophy (1995)
7. Functions and propositional functions in Principia Mathematica (1994)
8. Functions, operations, and sense in Wittgenstein's Tractatus (1997)
9. Frege and Russell (2005)
10. The theory of descriptions (2003)

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