An Inquiry Into Meaning and Truth: The William James Lectures for 1940 Delivered at Harvard University

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Psychology Press, 1995 - Philosophy - 352 pages
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Bertrand Russell is concerned in this book with the foundations of knowledge. He approaches his subject through a discussion of language, the relationships of truth to experience and an investigation into how knowledge of the structure of language helps our understanding of the structure of the world.

This edition includes a new introduction by Thomas Baldwin, Clare College, Cambridge


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There are a few things that I had in mind before I started on this insightful book, the most important reason was its sequential relation to "An Outline of Philosophy"; this book comes as, mainly, an ... Read full review

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Russell is among the philosophers who can write well and keep the readers interest. That may explain why he is read more often and repeatedly than people like Hegel who are awful writers. Russell set ... Read full review

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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.

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