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UNDERSTANDING PRINCIPIA AND TRACTATUS: RUSSELL AND

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Overview

A. P. Rao is considered to be one of India's leading, modern philosophers. In this compelling new monograph, he discusses the unique philosophical energies and synergies between Russell and Wittgenstein's seminal works and re-interprets the logical-positivist thrust of language and mathematical philosophy in this century and into the next. '...a thorough display of Rao at his brilliant best... an important addition to any research library of philosophy worth its salt.' -Andrew Woznicki, University of San Francisco.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573090988
  • Publisher: International Scholars Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1997
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

A.P.Rao Senior Fellow, Indian Council of Philosophical Research

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgment
Pt. 1 On 14.01 of the Principia
Ch. 1 The Problem After One Hundred Years 1
Ch. 2 Russell's Riddles 33
Ch. 3 The Poineer's Prescience 71
Ch. 4 Crossing 'T's and Dotting 'I's in Russell's draft 103
Ch. 5 Free Description Theories 145
Appendix Rodriguez-Consuegra on Russell on Definition 169
Bibliography 175
Pt. 2 On 3.203 of the Tractatus
Ch. 1 On Naming 185
Ch. 2 On Natural History 211
Ch. 3 On Generality 245
Ch. 4 On Identity 275
Bibliography 341
Index 345
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