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Russell's Logical Atomism

David Bostock

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651443
eISBN:
9780191741197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651443.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The book considers Bertrand Russell’s work in logic, mainly from 1900 to 1910, and his work in epistemology and metaphysics, mainly from 1910 to 1924. The part on logic includes a discussion of his ... More


Semantics for Logical Necessity

Nino B. Cocchiarella and Max A. Freund

in Modal Logic: An Introduction to its Syntax and Semantics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195366587
eISBN:
9780199851898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366587.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter initially describes possible-worlds semantics, which was first introduced by Rudolf Carnap in 1946 in terms of his state-description semantics, for sentential modal logic. Carnap was not ... More


Logical Atomism

David Pears

in The False Prison Volume One

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198247708
eISBN:
9780191598203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198247702.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Pears examines and evaluates the metaphysics of the Tractatus and scrutinizes the relevant differences between Russell's and Wittgenstein's versions of logical atomism. Pears criticizes ... More


The False Prison Volume One

David Pears

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198247708
eISBN:
9780191598203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198247702.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This is the first of David Pears's acclaimed two‐volume work on the development of Wittgenstein's philosophy, covering the pre‐1929 writings. Part I of the first volume consists in a brief but ... More


Logical Atoms and Combinatorial Possibility

Brian Skyrms

in From Zeno to Arbitrage: Essays on Quantity, Coherence, and Induction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199652808
eISBN:
9780191745829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652808.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

What would the philosophy of logical atomism be like without logical atoms? The question was raised but not answered by Russell. Here I give an answer, using atomless Boolean algebras. In particular, ... More


Meaning

Michael Potter

in Wittgenstein's Notes on Logic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199215836
eISBN:
9780191721243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215836.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter discusses Wittgenstein's notion of meaning. It begins by considering Russell's lectures on logical atomism. It then focuses on Wittgenstein's theory that with each proposition there is ... More


From Logical Atomism to Practical Holism

David G. Stern

in Wittgenstein on Mind and Language

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195080001
eISBN:
9780199786145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195080009.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter examines the developments that led from Wittgenstein’s early logical atomist view that all meaningful discourse can be analyzed into logically independent elementary propositions to his ... More


Varieties of Correspondence

Wolfgang Künne

in Conceptions of Truth

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241316
eISBN:
9780191597831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241317.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The chapter begins with an analysis of Aristotle's definition of truth, which did not invoke a dyadic predicate like ‘corresponds to’, but which paved the way for an account of truth in terms of ... More


Wittgenstein on Mind and Language

David G. Stern

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195080001
eISBN:
9780199786145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195080009.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Drawing on 10 years of research on the unpublished Wittgenstein papers, this book investigates Wittgenstein’s early conception of the nature of representation, and how his later revision and ... More


Methodology in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Analytic Philosophy

Scott Soames

in Analytic Philosophy in America: And Other Historical and Contemporary Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160726
eISBN:
9781400850464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160726.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter discusses the methodology that guided logico-linguistic analysis from Gottlob Frege’s 1879 Begriffsschrift to Rudolf Carnap’s 1934 The Logical Syntax of Language. In the first four ... More


On Some Post‐1920s Views of Russell on Particularity, Identity, and Individuation

Ruth Barcan Marcus

in Modalities: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195096576
eISBN:
9780199833412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195096576.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Expanding on scholarly work by M. Boudot, this paper indicates (1) what remains constant in the evolution of Russell's ontological views against which his later theories seem to be natural outcomes, ... More


The Meaning of Meaning

James McElvenny

in Language and Meaning in the Age of Modernism: C.K. Ogden and His Contemporaries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474425032
eISBN:
9781474444859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425032.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter outlines the semiotic theory presented in Ogden and Richards’ 1923 book The Meaning of Meaning and examines the historical context in which it was written. The motivating concern that ... More


The Anti-Pragmatism of Pre-War Cambridge

Cheryl Misak

in Cambridge Pragmatism: From Peirce and James to Ramsey and Wittgenstein

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198712077
eISBN:
9780191780271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712077.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores the logical analyst theory of truth of the early Russell, and the early Wittgenstein, and the Vienna Circle. On this account of truth, complex propositions are to be analysed in ... More


Ramsey’s 1929 Pragmatism

Cheryl Misak

in The Practical Turn: Pragmatism in Britain in the Long Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266168
eISBN:
9780191865237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266168.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter argues, contrary to the received view, that Frank Ramsey was not part of the logical analyst programme of the early Russell and the Tractarian Wittgenstein. He did not identify a primary ... More


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