Logic as Universal Science: Russell's Early Logicism and its Philosophical Context

Hardcover | February 15, 2013

byAnssi Korhonen

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Bertrand Russell was a central figure in the rise of analytic philosophy, and there are few works in the genre whose influence is comparable to The Principles of Mathematics (1903), a book that established him as a major force in British philosophy. Logic as Universal Science takes a fresh look at the context of The Principles. This, it is argued, involves an extended argument against Kant's transcendental idealism and his conception of mathematics as a synthetic a priori science grounded in pure intuition. Philosophically, Russell's logicism substitutes pure logic for pure intuitions as the true source of mathematical knowledge. In this way, logic turns out to be a universal science and very far from Kant's general logic, which is a concise and dry science, delivering nothing but a purely formal criterion for knowledge. The picture of logic emerging from this opposition is investigated in detail for its content and consequences.

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Bertrand Russell was a central figure in the rise of analytic philosophy, and there are few works in the genre whose influence is comparable to The Principles of Mathematics (1903), a book that established him as a major force in British philosophy. Logic as Universal Science takes a fresh look at the context of The Principles. This, i...

ANSSI KORHONEN is a Researcher in Philosophy at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 10.26 × 5.63 × 0.84 inPublished:February 15, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Russell's Early Logicism: What was it about?
Kant and Russell on the Mathematical Method
Russell and Kant on the Synthetic A priori
Russell's Ontological Logic
Russell and the Bolzanian Conception of Logic
Notes
Bibliography
Index