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By Stephen P. Schwartz

A short historical past of Analytic Philosophy: From Russell to Rawls provides a accomplished review of the old improvement of all significant points of analytic philosophy, the dominant Anglo-American philosophical culture within the 20th century. 

  • Features assurance of all of the significant topic components and figures in analytic philosophy - together with Wittgenstein, Bertrand Russell, G.E. Moore, Gottlob Frege, Carnap, Quine, Davidson, Kripke, Putnam, and lots of others
  • Contains explanatory heritage fabric to assist clarify technical philosophical concepts
  • Includes listings of instructed additional readings
  • Written in a transparent, direct kind that presupposes little prior wisdom of philosophy


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This also has an appendix with suggested further readings on Frege, which are voluminous. Also useful is Frege: An Introduction to the Founder of Modern Analytic Philosophy by Anthony Kenny (Wiley-Blackwell 1997) . Russell's autobiography is wonderful reading: Russell Autobiography (Routledge 1975). 44 Russell and Moore The Cambridge Companion to Bertrand Russell (Cambridge University Press 2003) is a good place to find scholarly articles on Russell, with special emphasis on his early work and relations to Frege, Moore, and Wittgenstein.

About three years after finishing PM Russell was still working on mathematical logic . . Then came the war [WW I], and I knew without the faintest shadow of doubt what I had to do. I have never been so whole-hearted or so little troubled with hesitation in any work as in the pacifist work that I did during the war. For the first time I found something to do which involved my whole nature. (Russell 1933, p. 12) He understandably felt " a great indignation at the spectacle of the young men of Europe being deceived and butchered in order to gratify the evil passions of their elders" (Russell 1933, p.

Bradley and J. M. E. McTaggart, philosophers hardly known or read today (although see mention of McTaggart in the Epilogue). Bradley denied that there are any individual things, and argued that reality consists of a single purely spiritual Absolute. McTaggart's most famous book is titled The Unreality of Time. " [Background 1 . 6 German idealism and Bradley and McTaggart] In many ways, German idealism and its most ardent and well-known proponent G. W. F. Hegel represents an extreme form of metaphysical speculation.

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