A Fresh Look at Empiricism: 1927-42

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Psychology Press, 1996 - Philosophy - 886 pages
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During the period covered by this volume, Bertrand Russell first retired from and then resumed his philosophical career. In 1927 he published two philosophy books, The Analysis of Matter and An Outline of Philosophy. His next book in academic philosophy, An Inquiry into Meaning and Truth, was not published until 1940.
Yet, Russell published a significant amount of essays and popular books between 1927 and 1946, mostly to finance the running of Beacon Hill School, and his growing family. Those years also saw his break-up with Dora Russell, his marriage to Patricia (Peter) Spence and a move of the family to the United States.
Volume 10 brings together Russell's writings on ethics, politics, religion and academic philsophy. It is an invaluable guide to the thought and development of one of the most famous philosophers of this century.
  

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Contents

Things That Have Moulded Me 1927
3
How I Came By My Creed 1929
10
My Religious Reminiscences 1938
20
Events Matter and Mind 1927
29
Einstein 1928
38
Physics and Theology 1929
53
Scientific Certainty and Uncertainty 1935
59
Determinism and Physics 1936
67
Philosophys Ulterior Motives 1937
334
On Verification 1938
344
The Relevance of Psychology to Logic 1938
360
NonMaterialistic Naturalism 1942
371
ETHICS AND POLITICS
377
How Will Science Change Morals? 1928
379
Democracy and Emotion 1929
389
Is There a New Morality? 1929
392

Review of Hyman Levy A Philosophy
81
Mr F P Ramsey on Logical Paradoxes 1928
89
A Tribute to Morris Raphael Cohen 1927
92
Probability and Fact 1930
96
Headnote to Two Reviews of Ramsey 1819
106
Review of Ramsey The Foundations of Mathematics 1931
107
of Mathematics 1932
114
Congress of Scientific Philosophy 1936
118
On Order in Time 1936
122
On the Importance of Logical Form 1938
138
Deweys New Logic 1939
141
EDUCATIONAL THEORY
161
How Behaviourists Teach Behaviour 1928
163
The Application of Science to Education 1928
168
WRITINGS CRITICAL OF RELIGION
175
Why I Am Not a Christian 1927
177
Bertrand Russells Confession of Faith 1927
194
What Is the Soul? 1929
202
Why Mr Wood Is Not a Freethinker 1929
206
Has Religion Made Useful Contributions to Civilization? 1929
213
Is Religion Desirable? 1929
229
Morality and Religion 1929
233
Science and Religion 1935?
237
Need Morals Have a Religious Basis? 1937?
246
The Existence and Nature of God 1939
253
EPISTEMOLOGY AND METAPHYSICS
269
Physics and Metaphysics 1928
271
On the Value of Scepticism 1928
279
Bertrand Russell Replies 1929
290
Analysis of Mind 1932
293
The Decrease of Knowledge 1935
297
Three Papers on Useless Knowledge 193335 3o a The Social Importance of Culture 1933
301
b On Curious Learning 1934
303
Useless Knowledge 1935
304
The Limits of Empiricism 1936
313
Philosophy and Grammar 1936
329
How Science Has Changed Society 1932
395
Headnote to Four Papers on Ethics and Law for the Hearst Newspapers 5255
403
On Utilitarianism 1933
405
Individualist Ethics 1933
406
Respect for Law 1933
407
Competitive Ethics 1934
409
The Philosophy of Communism 1934
411
The Ancestry of Fascism 1935
422
Freedom and Government 1940
436
On Keeping a Wide Horizon 1941
450
HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY
459
Philosophy in the Twentieth Century 1936
461
Plato in Modern Dress 1937
467
The Philosophy of Santayana 1940
471
Headnote to Four Radio Discussions 6366
491
Philosophy of History 1941
494
A Discourse on Method 1942
503
Ethics 1942
512
Alice in Wonderland 1942
521
THE HOWTO SERIES
531
Headnote to Three HowTo Papers 6769
533
How To Become a Philosopher 1942
535
How To Become a Logician 1942
549
How To Become a Mathematician 1942
564
Syllabus for Lecture Course 1927
585
in Sweet Treasonableness
592
Manuscript 220 016640 1937?
604
vin The Relevance of Psychology to Logic
610
A Philosophy for You in These Times 1941
639
Notes on Descartes for Paper 64 1942
645
xrv Nine Manuscripts Preliminary to Paper 42 1936
652
ANNOTATION
679
TEXTUAL NOTES
781
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL INDEX
829
GENERAL INDEX
867
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872-1970) was a British philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic. He was best known for his work in mathematical logic and analytic philosophy. Together with G.E. Moore, Russell is generally recognized as one of the main founders of modern analytic philosophy. Together with Kurt Gödel, he is regularly credited with being one of the most important logicians of the twentieth century. Over the course of a long career, Russell also made contributions to a broad range of subjects, including the history of ideas, ethics, political and educational theory, and religious studies. General readers have benefited from his many popular writings on a wide variety of topics. After a life marked by controversy--including dismissals from both Trinity College, Cambridge, and City College, New York--Russell was awarded the Order of Merit in 1949 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. Noted also for his many spirited anti-nuclear protests and for his campaign against western involvement in the Vietnam War, Russell remained a prominent public figure until his death at the age of 97.