The Russellian Origins of Analytical Philosophy: Bertrand Russell and the Unity of the Proposition

The Russellian Origins of Analytical Philosophy: Bertrand Russell and the Unity of the Proposition

by Graham Stevens
     
 

"It is commonly remarked that Russell's philosophy can be characterized by the lack of any consistent thesis throughout his career. The Russellian Origins of Analytical Philosophy focuses on Russell's treatment of propositions and propositional content in order to show that his philosophy is best understood as a consistent response to a core set of problems." This… See more details below

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"It is commonly remarked that Russell's philosophy can be characterized by the lack of any consistent thesis throughout his career. The Russellian Origins of Analytical Philosophy focuses on Russell's treatment of propositions and propositional content in order to show that his philosophy is best understood as a consistent response to a core set of problems." This book explores in detail the repercussions for his philosophical logic of Russell's discovery of the contradiction in 1901. From close study of Russell's development of the theory of types, including the recently rediscovered work on his substitutional theory in unpublished manuscripts, an interpretation of Russell's philosophical logic emerges which provides new and important insights into his philosophy as a whole, and places the problem of the unity of the proposition at its heart from start to finish.

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ISBN-13:
9780415591546
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/13/2010
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction : Russell and the problem of the unity of the proposition1
1Russell, Frege, and the analysis of unities12
2Russell's paradox and the beginnings of the theory of types32
3Ramification and principia mathematica58
4The rise and fall of the multiple-relation theory of judgment90
5Propositions naturalized108
6Facts, propositions, and truth128

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