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Propositions, functions, and analysis : selected essays on Russell's philosophy

Author: Peter Hylton
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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The work of Bertrand Russell has a decisive influence on the emergence of analytic philosophy, and on its subsequent development. The essays in this text recapture aspects of Russell's philosophical vision during his most influential period, the two decades following his break with Idealism in 1899.
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Genre/Form: History
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Hylton, Peter.
Propositions, functions, and analysis.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)761235117
Named Person: Bertrand Russell; Bertrand Russell
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Hylton
ISBN: 9780199543625 0199543623
OCLC Number: 183915598
Notes: Originally published: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Description: 226 pages ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Peter Hylton.

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