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: 0199543623

ISBN-13: 9780199543625

Pub. Date: 05/11/2008

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 essays collected in this volume, by one of the leading authorities on Russell's philosophy, all aim at recapturing and articulating aspects of Russell's philosophical vision during his most influential and important period, the two…  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 essays collected in this volume, by one of the leading authorities on Russell's philosophy, all aim at recapturing and articulating aspects of Russell's philosophical vision during his most influential and important period, the two decades following his break with Idealism in 1899." One theme of the collection is Russell's views about propositions and the analysis of propositions, and the relation of those views to his rejection of Idealism. Another theme is the development of Russell's logicism. Hylton emphasizes Russell's conception of logic and argues that Russell's logicism plays a crucial role in Russell's argument against Idealism. A further focus of the volume is Russell's views about functions and propositional functions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199543625
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/11/2008
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1The nature of the proposition and the revolt against idealism9
2Beginning with analysis30
3Logic in Russell's logicism49
4Russell's substitutional theory83
5The vicious circle principle108
6Review of Dummett's Origins of Analytical Philosophy115
7Functions and propositional functions in Principia Mathematica122
8Functions, operations, and sense in Wittgenstein's Tractatus138
9Frege and Russell153
10The theory of descriptions185

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