## My Philosophical DevelopmentBertrand 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 |

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