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By Aloysius P. Martinich, David Sosa

ISBN-10: 0631214151

ISBN-13: 9780631214151

A better half to Analytic Philosophy is a complete consultant to over forty of the numerous analytic philosophers from the final hundred years.
The entries during this significant other are contributed by means of modern philosophers, together with essentially the most unusual now dwelling, similar to Michael Dummett, Frank Jackson, P. M. S. Hacker, Israel Scheffler, John Searle, Ernest Sosa, and Robert Stalnaker. They speak about the arguments of influential figures within the heritage of analytic philosophy, between them Frege, Russell, Moore, Wittgenstein, and Quine. The articles on every one thinker offer transparent and broad research of profound and commonly encountered innovations corresponding to which means, fact, wisdom, goodness, and the brain.
This quantity is an important source for an individual attracted to analytic philosophy.

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In “On Denoting” and thereafter Russell ridiculed this position as conflicting with “the robust sense of reality” which “ought to be preserved even in the most abstract studies” (1919: 169–70); but in truth Meinong’s position was a good deal more subtle than Russell appreciated. ” Since Russell took it that the meaning of a name was just the name’s bearer, it followed at once that such descriptions were not names. This, he recognized, did not rule out the treatment of such descriptions as introducing denoting concepts into a proposition.

The doctrine of acquaintance). Nonetheless, his own theory of descriptions, and the uses to which he then put it in his logical-analytic program, did seem to many philosophers to show that it is through the logical analysis of language that philosophers can make progress in resolving old debates. ). Avoiding the contradiction Russell’s main concern in the years following the publication of The Principles of Mathematics was not in fact the theory of descriptions and its implications, which I have been discussing.

His parents, Viscount Amberley and his wife Kate, were friends with John Stuart Mill, who agreed to act as an honorary godfather to their young son Bertrand. Mill in fact died during the following year, too soon for Bertrand to make his acquaintance. Much more traumatic for the young child, however, was the death of both his parents soon afterwards, so that in 1876 he was left at the age of 4 in the care of his grandparents, indeed of just his grandmother after his grandfather’s death in 1878. Russell described his lonely childhood in his Autobiography.

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