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Author MacBride, Fraser, author.

Title On the genealogy of universals : the metaphysical origins of analytic philosophy / Fraser MacBride
Edition First edition
Published Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018

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Contents Kantian prequel -- Moore' early philosophy -- Early Moore against the particular-universal distinction -- Russell's early philosophy -- The birth of the particular-universal distinction -- Later Moore and Whitehead towards categorial plurlism -- G.F. Stout's theory of tropes -- Russell's higher-order judgement relation -- Wittgenstein's tractatus -- Ramsey
Summary On the Genealogy of Universals explores the development of analytic philosophy in the late 19th and early 20th century and the contributions of different philosophers to a specific set of metaphysical problems. It focuses on some of the most famous philosophers of the period, whilst also highlights the contributions of lesser-known figures
"The concepts of particular and universal have become so familiar that their significance has become difficult to discern, like coins that have been passed back and forth too many times, worn smooth so their values can no longer be read. On the Genealogy of Universals seeks to overcome our sense of over-familiarity with these concepts by providing a case study of their evolution during the late 19th century and early 20th century, a study that shows how the history of these concepts is bound up with the origins and development of analytic philosophy itself. Understanding how these concepts were taken up, transfigured and given up by the early analytic philosophers, enables us to recover and reanimate the debate amongst them that otherwise remains Delphic - to interpret some of the early, originating texts of analytic philosophy that have hitherto baffled commentators, including Moore's early papers, to appreciate afresh the neglected contributions of philosophical figures that historians of analytic philosophy have mostly since forgot, including Stout and Whitehead, and to shed new light upon the relationships of Moore to Russell and Russell to Wittgenstein."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 12, 2018)
Subject Universals (Philosophy)
Analysis (Philosophy) -- History
Individuation (Philosophy)
PHILOSOPHY -- Metaphysics.
Analysis (Philosophy)
Individuation (Philosophy)
Universals (Philosophy)
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780192539304
0192539302
9780191848384
0191848387