## The Philosophy of Mr. B*rtr*nd R*ss*ll: With an Appendix of Leading Passages from Certain Other Works. a Skit.This skit of Bertrand Russell’s philosophy was originally published in 1918 by Russell’s correspondent friend Jourdain. The introduction explains that the contents purport to be lost papers written by Mr. B*rtr*nd R*ss*ll, a contemporary of Bertrand Russell. This politically humorous volume from the early 20th Century parodies the writing style of Russell as well as his theories. |

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### Contents

Abbreviations | 9 |

I The Indefinables of Logic | 11 |

II Objective Validity of the Laws of Thought | 15 |

III Identity | 16 |

IV Identity of Classes | 18 |

V Ethical Applications of the Law of Identity | 19 |

VI The Law of Contradiction in Modern Logic | 21 |

VII Symbolism and Meaning | 22 |

XXIII Denoting | 53 |

XXIV The | 54 |

XXV Nonentity | 56 |

XXVI Is | 58 |

XXVII And and or | 59 |

XXVIII The Conversion of Relations | 60 |

XXIX Previous Philosophical Theories of Mathematics | 61 |

XXX Finite and Infinite | 63 |

VIII Nominalism | 24 |

IX Ambiguity and Symbolic Logic | 26 |

X Logical Addition and the Utility of Symbolism ... | 27 |

XI Criticism | 29 |

XII Historical Criticism | 30 |

XIII Is the Mind in the Head ? | 31 |

XIV The Pragmatist Theory of Truth | 32 |

XV Assertion | 34 |

XVI The Commutative Law | 35 |

XVII Universal and Particular Propositions | 36 |

XVIII Denial of Generality and Generality of Denial | 37 |

XIX Implication | 39 |

XX Dignity | 43 |

XXI The Synthetic Nature of Deduction | 45 |

XXII The Mortality of Socrates | 48 |

XXXI The Mathematical Attainments of Tristram Shandy | 64 |

XXXII The Hardships of a Man with an Unlimited Income | 66 |

XXXIII The Relations of Magnitude of Cardinal Numbers | 69 |

XXXIV The Unknowable | 70 |

Xxxv Mr Spencer the Athanasian Creed and the Articles ... | 73 |

XXXVI The Humour of Mathematicians | 74 |

XXXVII The Paradoxes of Logic | 75 |

XXXVIII Modern Logic and Some Philosophical Argu ments | 79 |

XXXIX The Hierarchy of Jokes | 81 |

XL The Evidence of Geometrical Propositions | 83 |

XLI Absolute and Relative Position | 84 |

XLII Laughter
| 86 |

XLIII
Gedankenexperimente and Evolutionary Ethics | 88 |

Appendixes | 89 |

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