My Philosophical Development

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Psychology Press, 1995 - Philosophy - 207 pages
Bertrand Russell's survey of nearly seventy years of his own work is one of the most illuminating books. It is a masterpiece of philosophical autobiography. This edition includes a new introduction by Thomas Baldwin, University of Cambridge.
 

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Contents

Introduction
vii
Prefatory Note
7
Introductory Outline
9
My Preseni View of the World
12
First Efforts
21
Excursion into Idealism
29
Revolt into Pluralism
42
Logical Technique in Mathematics
51
Theory of Knowledge
95
Consciousness and Experience
100
Language
108
Universals and Particulars and Names
116
TVw Definition of Truth
130
NonDemonstrative Inference
141
TVw Retreat from Pythagoras
154
Some Replies to Criticism
159

Philosophical Aspects
57
Mathematical Aspects
66
The External World
77
The Impact of Wittgenstein
82
Russells Philosophy a Study of its Development by Alan Wood
189
INDEX
206
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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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