The Philosophy of F. P. Ramsey

The Philosophy of F. P. Ramsey

by Nils-Eric Sahlin


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The Philosophy of F. P. Ramsey by Nils-Eric Sahlin

F.P. Ramsey was a remarkably creative and subtle philosopher who in the briefest of academic careers (he died in 1930 at 26) made significant contributions to logic, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of language and decision theory. His few published papers reveal him to be a figure of comparable importance to Russell, Carnap and Wittgenstein in the history of analytical philosophy. This book is the first critical study of Ramsey's work, offering a thorough exposition and interpretation of his ideas, setting the ideas in their historical context, and assessing their significance for contemporary research. The study is intended to complement the reissue by the Press of Ramsey's papers edited by Professor Hugh Mellor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521063371
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/29/2008
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Philosophy of probability; 2. Belief and truth; 3. Knowledge; 4. General propositions and causality; 5. Philosophy of science; 6. Logic and mathematics; 7. Ramsey's theorem; 8. Universals; 9. Economics; 10. Bibliographical glimpses; Bibliography of F. P. Ramsey's works; Index.

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