Russells Logical Atomism

Hardcover | May 19, 2012

byDavid Bostock

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David Bostock presents a critical appraisal of Bertrand Russell's philosophy from 1900 to 1924 - a period that is considered to be the most important in his career. Russell developed his theory of logic from 1900 to 1910, and over those years wrote the famous work Principia Mathematica with A.N. Whitehead. Bostock explores Russell's development of 'logical atomism', which applies this logic to problems in the theory of knowledge and in metaphysics, and was central to his philosophical work from 1910 to 1924. This book is the first to focus on this important period of Russell'sdevelopment, examining the three key areas of logic and mathematics, knowledge, and metaphysics, and demonstrating the enduring value of his work in these areas.

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David Bostock presents a critical appraisal of Bertrand Russell's philosophy from 1900 to 1924 - a period that is considered to be the most important in his career. Russell developed his theory of logic from 1900 to 1910, and over those years wrote the famous work Principia Mathematica with A.N. Whitehead. Bostock explores Russell's de...

David Bostock is Emeritus Fellow at Merton College, Oxford, where he held positions from 1968 until 2004 as Tutor in Philosophy at Merton College, and Lecturer in Philosophy at Oxford University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:May 19, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199651442

ISBN - 13:9780199651443

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PrefaceAbbreviationsPart I: Logic and Mathematics1. Elementary Logic2. The Contradiction (i): The Problem3. On Denoting4. The Contradiction (ii): A Simple Solution5. The Contradiction (iii): A Ramified Solution6. ProblemsPart II: Knowledge7. Acquaintance8. Knowledge and its Foundations9. Logical constructions (i): matter10. Logical constructions (ii): minds11. The Demise of Neutral MonismPart III: Metaphysics12. Propositions13. Universals14. FactsEpilogueConcordance to Reprints of Russell's Journal ArticlesReferencesIndex