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Wittgenstein's Notes on Logic$
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Michael Potter

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199215836

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215836.001.0001

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(p.26) Chapter 3 Matter
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Wittgenstein's Notes on Logic
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Michael Potter (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215836.003.0003

This chapter shows that when Wittgenstein arrived in Cambridge, Russell was at a transitional point in his work. The text of Principia Mathematica had been delivered to the publisher in 1909, and he wrote The Problems of Philosophy in the summer of 1911 just before Wittgenstein's arrival. Russell was now ready to take on a new project — the problem of matter.

Keywords:   Wittgenstein, Russell, matter, sense-data, physics

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