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Author Hylton, Peter

Title Propositions, functions, and analysis : selected essays on Russell's philosophy / Peter Hylton
Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005


Description 1 online resource (226 pages)
Contents The nature of the proposition and the revolt against idealism -- Beginning with analysis -- Logic in Russell's logicism -- Russell's substitutional theory -- The vicious circle principle -- Review of Dummett's Origins of analytical philosophy -- Functions and propositional functions in Principia mathematica -- Functions, operations, and sense in Wittgenstein's Tractatus -- Frege and Russell -- The theory of descriptions
Summary The essays collected in this volume, by one of the leading authorities on Russell's philosophy, all aim at recapturing and articulating aspects of Russell's philosophical vision during his most influential and important period, the two decades following his break with Idealism in 1899. One theme of the collection is Russell's views about propositions and the analysis of propositions, and the relation of those views to his rejection of Idealism. Another theme is the development of Russell's logicism. Hylton emphasizes Russell's conception of logic and argues that Russell's logicism plays a crucial role in Russell's argument against Idealism. A further focus of the volume is Russell's views about functions and propositional functions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-223) and index
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Subject Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970
SUBJECT Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970 fast
Subject Analysis (Philosophy) -- History -- 20th century
Logic, Symbolic and mathematical -- History -- 20th century
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Modern.
Analysis (Philosophy)
Logic, Symbolic and mathematical
Wiskundige logica.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1429421916