G.F. Stout and the Psychological Origins of Analytic Philosophy

Hardcover | July 25, 2013

byMaria van der Schaar

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The philosopher and psychologist G.F. Stout was the teacher of Moore and Russell around 1894. This book shows that Stout's ideas have played a role in Moore and Russell's development from their early idealism towards analytic realism, where Stout's ideas often find their origin in early phenomenology.

The theory of judgement and proposition that Moore and Russell defended around 1900 has to be understood against the background of a one-dimensional semantics, and the question what guarantees the objectivity of thought and judgement. Both aspects have their origin in Stout's psychological account of judgement and the way he distinguishes between act, content and object. Stout is also of interest for his critique of Russell's theory of descriptions and the multiple relation theory of judgement. The book deals with topics relevant for philosophy today, such as tropes and predication, the problem of error, psychologism, and the relation between question and judgement.

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The philosopher and psychologist G.F. Stout was the teacher of Moore and Russell around 1894. This book shows that Stout's ideas have played a role in Moore and Russell's development from their early idealism towards analytic realism, where Stout's ideas often find their origin in early phenomenology.The theory of judgement and proposi...

Maria Van Der Schaar is a lecturer at the Institute for Philosophy, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Her work regards the philosophy and history of logic with a special interest in the theory of judgement and assertion. She is the editor of Judgement and the Epistemic Foundation of Logic.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:188 pages, 9.66 × 5.66 × 0.72 inPublished:July 25, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230249787

ISBN - 13:9780230249783

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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword
Preface
Introduction
1. Judgement and the Emergence of Logical Realism in Britain
2. From Descriptive Psychology to Analytic Philosophy (1888-1899)
3. Psychologism and the Problem of Error (1899-1907)
4. Judgement, Propositional Attitudes and the Proposition (1908-1944)
5. Tropes and Predication
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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