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

Peter Hylton


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 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 concerns Russell's views about propositions and their analysis, and the relation of those ideas to his rejection of Idealism. Another theme is the development of R ... More

Keywords: Bertrand Russell, analytic philosophy, Idealism, propositional functions, logicism, Whitehead, Principia Mathematica, conception of logic, Frege, Wittgenstein

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199286355
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286355.001.0001


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Peter Hylton, author
University of Illinois, Chicago
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