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The Nature and Structure of Content

Jeffrey C. King

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199226061
eISBN:
9780191710377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226061.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Belief in propositions has had a long and distinguished history in analytic philosophy. Three of the founding fathers of analytic philosophy, Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell, and G. E. Moore, ... More


Propositions, Functions, and Analysis: Selected Essays on Russell's Philosophy

Peter Hylton

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199286355
eISBN:
9780191713309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286355.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The work of Bertrand Russell had a decisive influence on the emergence of analytic philosophy, and on its subsequent development. The essays collected in this volume, by one of the authorities on ... More


The Development of Mathematical Logic from Russell to Tarski, 1900–1935

Paolo Mancosu, Richard Zach, and Calixto Badesa

in The Development of Modern Logic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195137316
eISBN:
9780199867912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137316.003.0029
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter presents itineraries in the history of mathematical logic from the period 1900–1935. By focusing on a narrower range of topics, the chapter improves on the existing literature on the ... More


Gilbert Murray, Bertrand Russell, and the Theory and Practice of Politics

William Bruneau

in Gilbert Murray Reassessed: Hellenism, Theatre, and International Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199208791
eISBN:
9780191709029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208791.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents an introduction to Murray's involvement in politics, and focuses particularly on his friendship with Bertrand Russell. Gilbert Murray and Bertrand Russell met in February 1901 ... More


The Primary Question and the Answers of Frege and Russell

Jeffrey C. King

in The Nature and Structure of Content

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199226061
eISBN:
9780191710377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226061.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter formulates the main question to be addressed in the first three chapters of the book, the question of what holds the constituents of propositions together. It considers the answers ... More


A War of Individuals: Bloomsbury Attitudes to the Great War

Jonathan Atkin

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719060700
eISBN:
9781781700105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719060700.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Great War still haunts us. This book draws together examples of the ‘aesthetic pacifism’ practised during the Great War by such celebrated individuals as Virginia Woolf, Siegfried Sassoon and ... More


Academics at war – Bertrand Russell and Cambridge

Jonathan Atkin

in A War of Individuals: Bloomsbury Attitudes to the Great War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719060700
eISBN:
9781781700105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719060700.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Cambridge mathematician and philosopher Bertrand Russell was able to articulate with extraordinary clarity a fully humanistic opposition to the Great War. At times during the war's course, ... More


Logic, Modality, and Metaphysics in Early Analytic Philosophy: C. I. Lewis Against Russell

Sanford Shieh

in Categories of Being: Essays on Metaphysics and Logic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199890576
eISBN:
9780199980031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890576.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter treats C. I. Lewis' criticism of Bertrand Russell's material implication. This chapter gives an overview of the differences between Russell's conception of logic and contemporary ones. ... More


Causation in a Structural World

James Ladyman, Don Ross, David Spurrett, and John Collier

in Every Thing Must Go: Metaphysics Naturalized

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199276196
eISBN:
9780191706127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276196.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter argues that the idea of causation has similar status to ideas of cohesion, forces, and things. Appreciating the role of causation in a notional world is crucial to understanding the ... More


The Longest Journey: Bertrand Russell

Bas C. van Fraassen

in Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278220
eISBN:
9780191707926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278220.003.00010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

The first sustained, rigorous development of a structuralist view of science appeared in the writings of Bertrand Russell, where the philosophical motivation precedes a precise formulation drawing on ... More


Formal Ontology and Logical Syntax

E. J. Lowe

in The Four-Category Ontology: A Metaphysical Foundation for Natural Science

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199254392
eISBN:
9780191603600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199254397.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Traditional formal logic as developed by Fred Sommers is compared and contrasted with the modern quantified predicate logic that we owe to Gottlob Frege and Bertrand Russell; the latter is argued to ... More


Logic in Russell's Logicism

Peter Hylton

in Propositions, Functions, and Analysis: Selected Essays on Russell's Philosophy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199286355
eISBN:
9780191713309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286355.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter articulates a major theme in Russell's thought: his conception of logic and of the philosophy of logic. It begins by raising the question of the philosophical significance that logicism, ... More


Russell's Substitutional Theory

Peter Hylton

in Propositions, Functions, and Analysis: Selected Essays on Russell's Philosophy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199286355
eISBN:
9780191713309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286355.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter explains Russell's substitutional theory and, more especially, to explain why he developed it and why he subsequently discarded it. An account of the philosophical pressures which led to ... More


Ramsey's Problem and its Solution

E. J. Lowe

in The Four-Category Ontology: A Metaphysical Foundation for Natural Science

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199254392
eISBN:
9780191603600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199254397.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

F. P. Ramsey’s objections to the universal/particular distinction, especially as advocated by Bertrand Russell, are examined in depth and rebutted. At the same time, certain important lessons are ... More


Facing Facts

Stephen Neale

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247158
eISBN:
9780191598081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247153.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book is an original examination of attempts to dislodge a cornerstone of modern philosophy: the idea that our thoughts and utterances are representations of slices of reality. Representations ... More


Russell’s Idealist Apprenticeship

Nicholas Griffin

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198244530
eISBN:
9780191680786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244530.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Russell's modern analytic philosophy was born around the turn of the century, largely through Bertrand Russell's and G. E. Moore's reaction against the neo-Hegelianism which dominated British ... More


Introduction

Peter Hylton

in Propositions, Functions, and Analysis: Selected Essays on Russell's Philosophy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199286355
eISBN:
9780191713309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286355.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of how the work of Bertrand Russell influenced the emergence of analytic philosophy and its subsequent development. It then considers how ... More


The Nature of the Proposition and the Revolt against Idealism

Peter Hylton

in Propositions, Functions, and Analysis: Selected Essays on Russell's Philosophy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199286355
eISBN:
9780191713309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286355.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Writing in 1900, soon after his rejection of neo-Hegelianism, Russell made the following striking statement: ‘That all sound philosophy should begin with an analysis of propositions is a truth too ... More


Bertrand Russell’s Politics: 1688 or 1968?

Alan Ryan

in The Making of Modern Liberalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148403
eISBN:
9781400841950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148403.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Bertrand Russell's politics. focusing on three things. First, the Russell whom one might describe as the heir of 1688 and the Whig Revolution was a considerably useful liberal ... More


Bloomsbury

Jonathan Atkin

in A War of Individuals: Bloomsbury Attitudes to the Great War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719060700
eISBN:
9781781700105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719060700.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

What were the anti-war feelings chiefly expressed outside ‘organised’ protest and not under political or religious banners – those attitudes that form the raison d'être for this study? As the Great ... More


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