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Only a handful of papers reprinted in this collection were written after 1959<-->Russell retired from academic philosophy for the second time after the publication of "My Philosophical Development", devoting his final years to political protest. 1949 and 1950<-->the years that Russell was appointed to the Order of Merit and awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature<-->fall in the period covered by this volume. The papers include autobiographical and self-critical writings as well as papers on non-demonstrative inference, his contemporaries, metaphysics and epistemology, ethics and politics, John Stuart Mill, religion, Albert Einstein, and ordinary language philosophy. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780049200678
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/1988
  • Series: Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell Series, #1
  • Edition description: McMaster University Edition
  • Pages: 600
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Introduction
Acknowledgements
Chronology
Pt. I Autobiographical and Self-Critical Writings
Headnote to Contributions to The Philosophy of Bertrand Russell (1-2) 3
1 My Mental Development [1944] 5
2 Russell's Replies [1944-65] 18
3 My Own Philosophy [1946] 67
4 The Faith of a Rationalist [1947] 83
5 Am I an Atheist or an Agnostic? A Plea for Tolerance in the Face of New Dogmas [1949] 89
6 Why I Took to Philosophy [1955] 97
7 Some Philosophical Contacts [1955] 100
8 Beliefs: Discarded and Retained [1955] 103
9 My Debt to German Learning [1955] 106
Pt. II Non-Demonstrative Inference
Headnote to Five Papers on Non-Demonstrative Inference (10-14) 113
10 Project of Future Work [1943] 117
11 Postulates of Scientific Method [1943] 118
12 Non-Deductive Inference [1945?] 121
13 Postulates of Scientific Inference [1948] 129
14 Note on Non-Demonstrative Inference and Induction [1959] 138
15 The Nature and Origin of Scientific Method [1948] 140
Pt. III On Some of His Younger Contemporaries
Headnote to Two Papers on Logical Positivism (16-17) 147
16 Logical Positivism [1945] 148
17 Logical Positivism [1950] 155
Headnote to Two Reviews of Ayer (18-19) 168
18 Review of A. J. Ayer, Language, Truth and Logic [1947] 171
19 Light versus Heat [1954] 173
20 Ludwig Wittgenstein [1951] 176
Pt. IV On Some of His Older Contemporaries
21 Foreword to Feibleman, Introduction to Peirce's Philosophy [1946] 183
Headnote to Three Papers on Whitehead (22-24) 187
22 Whitehead and Principia Mathematica [1948] 190
23 Alfred North Whitehead [1952] 191
24 A Sage's Table-Talk [1954] 195
25 Reminiscences of McTaggart [1948] 197
26 George Santayana [1953] 200
Headnote to Two Papers on G. E. Moore (27-28) 207
27 Prof. G. E. Moore/Influence on Lord Russell [1958] 209
28 The Influence and Thought of G. E. Moore [1959] 210
29 Preface to Jean Nicod, Le Probleme logique de l'induction [1961] 213
Pt. V Metaphysics and Epistemology
30 Papers on Philosophy [1945?] 219
31 Hume [1946] 234
32 Mind and Matter in Modern Science [1945] 245
33 The Problem of Universals [1946] 257
34 Rewards of Philosophy [1948] 274
35 Mind and Matter [1950] 279
36 The Principle of Individuation [1950] 293
37 Perception [1957] 304
38 Notes on Philosophy [1960] 308
Pt. VI Logic and the Philosophy of Mathematics
39 Preface to William Kingdon Clifford, The Common Sense of the Exact Sciences [1946] 315
40 Review of Rupert Crawshay-Williams, The Comforts of Unreason [1947] 321
41 William of Occam: Empiricist and Democrat [1949] 328
42 When Is an Opinion Rational? [1950] 338
43 Is Mathematics Purely Linguistic? [1950] 352
44 Mathematical Infinity [1958] 363
Pt. VII Ethics and Politics
45 The Thinkers behind Germany's Sins [1944] 367
46 What Is Democracy? [1946] 371
Headnote to Contributions to Universities Quarterly (47-48) 375
47 Philosophy for Laymen [1946] 376
48 Comments on Articles on Philosophy [1947] 384
49 A Plea for Clear Thinking [1947] 385
50 Philosophy and Politics [1947] 389
51 Review of Amber Blanco White, Ethics for Unbelievers [1949] 405
52 Le Philosophe en temps de crise [1950] 408
53 Freedom and the Philosopher [1951] 417
54 Reason and Passion [1952] 422
55 The Idea of Progress [1953] 427
56 The Spirit of Inquiry [1953] 432
57 A Philosophy for Our Time [1953] 441
58 Knowledge and Wisdom [1954] 450
59 The Duty of a Philosopher in This Age [1964] 455
Pt. VIII John Stuart Mill
60 John Stuart Mill and the Idea of Liberty [1948] 475
61 Mill on Liberty [1950] 479
62 John Stuart Mill: On Liberty [1951] 482
63 The Saint of Rationalism [1954] 490
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