Russell on Metaphysics: Selections from the Writings of Bertrand Russell

Overview

Is the world of appearances the real world?

Are there facts that exist independently of our minds?

Are there vague objects?

Russell on Metaphysics brings together for the first time a comprehensive selection of Russell's writing on metaphysics in one volume. Russell's major and lasting contribution to metaphysics has been hugely influential and his insights have led to the establishment of analytic philosophy ...

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Overview

Is the world of appearances the real world?

Are there facts that exist independently of our minds?

Are there vague objects?

Russell on Metaphysics brings together for the first time a comprehensive selection of Russell's writing on metaphysics in one volume. Russell's major and lasting contribution to metaphysics has been hugely influential and his insights have led to the establishment of analytic philosophy as a dominant stream in philosophy. Stephen Mumford chronicles the metaphysical nature of these insights through accessible introductions to the texts, setting them in context and understanding their continued importance. Russell on Metaphysics is both a valuable introduction to Bertrand Russell as a metaphysician, and an introduction to analytic philosophy and its history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415277440
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/11/2003
  • Series: Russell on... Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Lexile: 1290L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Mumford is Reader in Metaphysics at the Department of Philosophy, University of Nottingham. He is author of Dispositions (1998) and various papers in metaphysics.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Pt I Idealism
1) From Greek Exercises
2) On the Distinction Between the Psychological and Metaphysical Points
3 ) The Free-Will Problem from an Idealist Standpoint
4) From The Dialectic of the Sciences
5) Seems Madam? Nay It Is
Pt. II Ontology (I)
6) From The Principles of Mathematics
7) The Existential Import of Propositions
8) Three Letters to Meinong
9) The Basics of Realism
10) From Analytic Realism
11) From The Philosophy of Logical Atomism
Pt. III Universals
12) On the Relations of Universals and Particulars
13) The Problem of Universals
Pt. IV Causality and Laws
14) On the Notion of Cause
15) Causal Laws in Physics
16) Physics and Metaphysics
17) Causal Laws PART V Ontology (II)
18) Vagueness
19) Physics and Neutral Monism
20) Language and Metaphysics
21) The Principle of Individualism
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