F. P. Ramsey: Philosophical Papers
Frank Ramsey was the greatest of the remarkable generation of Cambridge philosophers and logicians which included G. E. Moore, Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Maynard Keynes. Before his tragically early death in 1930 at the age of twenty-six, he had done seminal work in mathematics and economics as well as in logic and philosophy. This volume, with a new and extensive introduction by D. H. Mellor, contains all Ramsey's previously published writings on philosophy and the foundations of mathematics. The latter gives the definitive form and defence of the reduction of mathematics to logic undertaken in Russell and Whitehead's Principia Mathematica; the former includes the most profound and original studies of universals, truth, meaning, probability, knowledge, law and causation, all of which are still constantly referred to, and still essential reading for all serious students of these subjects.
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NOTE ON THE PRECEDING PAPER 1926
FACTS AND PROPOSITIONS 1927
TRUTH AND PROBABILITY 1926
PROBABILITY AND PARTIAL BELIEF 1929
REASONABLE DEGREE OF BELIEF 1928
CAUSAL QUALITIES 1929
LAW AND CAUSALITY
B GENERAL PROPOSITIONS AND CAUSALITY 1929
THE FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS 1925
MATHEMATICAL LOGIC 1926
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF RAMSEYS WORKS
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