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Russell, Idealism, and the Emergence of Analytic Philosophy
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Russell, Idealism, and the Emergence of Analytic Philosophy

Peter Hylton

Abstract

In this book, the author seeks to shed light on the tradition of analytic philosophy by examining one important phase in its formation. This phase is Bertrand Russell's rejection of Absolute Idealism, and his development of a new philosophy based, in part, on the logic that he developed. The book begins by examining the British Idealism of T. H. Green and F. H. Bradley. Against this background, it discusses Russell's own early work, which was in this idealist tradition. The author then considers the philosophical views that G. E. Moore and Russell initially developed in reaction to that tradit ... More

Keywords: analytic philosophy, Bradley, Green, history of philosophy, idealism, logic, logicism, metaphysics, Moore, Russell, Russell's Paradox, theory of descriptions, types

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780198240181
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/019824018X.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Hylton, author
University of California, Santa Barbara
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