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Summary Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) is widely considered one of the most important British philosophers of the 20th Century, and one of the principal founders of analytic philosophy. He is known for advocating the use of symbolic logic in philosophical studies, inspired by his own investigations into the foundations of mathematics and advocacy of logicism, the thesis that mathematical truths are logical truths. Russell is known for his work in the theory of meaning, especially his theory of definite and indefinite descriptions, his use of an analytical philosophical methodology, his advocacy of a stark realist metaphysics, and his arguments in favor of universals. He also wrote widely on other areas of philosophy, including epistemology, ethics and even the history of philosophy.
Key works Russell's first major philosophical work, The Principles of Mathematics (Russell 1903), introduced not just his logicist views in the philosophy of mathematics, but a general analytic metaphysics and philosophical logic. Its project came to fruition in the three volume Russell & Whitehead 1925 (first edition 1910–1913) in which symbolic logic is used to derive the basic principles of mathematics. Russell’s famous article “On Denoting” (Russell 1905) introduced his theory of descriptions. His views on other philosophical matters are explored in works such as The Problems of Philosophy (Russell 1912), Our Knowledge of the External World (Russell 1914), The Philosophy of Logical Atomism (Russell 1985), The Analysis of Mind (Russell 1921), The Analysis of Matter (Russell 1927), An Outline of Philosophy (Russell 2009), and Human Knowledge: Its Scope and Limits (Russell 2009).
Introductions Landini 2010; Irvine 2008; Griffin 2003; Pears 1972; Ayer 1974.
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  1. Russell L. Ackoff (1949). An Educational Program for the Philosophy of Science. Philosophy of Science 16 (2):154-157.
  2. Russell L. Ackoff (1949). On a Science of Ethics. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 9 (4):663-672.
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  3. Russell L. Ackoff (1948). Discussion. Philosophy of Science 15 (2):116-117.
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  4. Russell L. Ackoff (1946). Towards an Interpretation of Contemporary Philosophy. Philosophy of Science 13 (2):131-136.
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  5. Russell L. Ackoff & Sheldon Rovin (2006). On the Ethical Use of Power and Political Behavior to Lead Systemic Change. In Francis M. Duffy (ed.), Power, Politics, and Ethics in School Districts: Dynamic Leadership for Systemic Change. Rowman & Littlefield Education.
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  6. Joseph Agassi (1994). Wayne A. Patterson, Bertrand Russell's Philosophy of Logical Atomism Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 14 (1):44-45.
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  7. Mafizuddin Ahmed (1989). Bertrand Russell's Neutral Monism. Mittal Publications.
  8. Henry David Aiken (1946). Mr. Demos and the Dogmatism of Mr. Russell. Journal of Philosophy 43 (8):214-217.
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  9. Lillian Woodworth Aiken (1963). Bertrand Russell's Philosophy of Morals. New York, Humanities Press.
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  10. I. Aimonetto (1988). The Foundations of the Goedel Theorem-From Peano to Frege and Russell. Filosofia 39 (3):231-249.
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  11. Kenneth John Aitken (2014). Could Bertrand Russell's Barber Have Bitten His Own Teeth? A Problem of Logic and Definitions. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 37 (4):416-417.
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  12. Thomas Akehurst (2013). Bertrand Russell Stalks the Nazis. Philosophy Now 97:20-22.
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  13. J. Alberto Coffa (1980). Russell as a Platonic Dialogue: The Matter of Denoting. Synthese 45 (1):43-70.
    At first russell thought (p) that whatever a proposition is about must be a constituent of it. Then, Around 1900, He discovered denoting concepts and realized that a proposition could be about something and have only its denoting concept as constituent. However, A number of remarks that he made through the years can only be understood as inspired by (p). In particular, The arguments offered in "on denoting" against the doctrine of denotation of "principles" are grounded on (p).
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  14. John Aldrich (1981). Book Review:Collective Decision Making: Applications From Public Choice Theory. Clifford S. Russell. [REVIEW] Ethics 92 (1):164-.
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  15. Russell Aldwinckle, Eugene Thomas Long, Brendan E. A. Liddell & John Howie (1983). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 14 (4):253-256.
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  16. James W. Allard (1998). Ray Monk and Anthony Palmer (Editors): Bertrand Russell and the Origins of Analytical Philosophy: Thoemmes Press. 1996; Pp. Xvi+ 383. [REVIEW] Philosophical Investigations 21 (3).
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  17. Edward Scribner Ames (1931). Book Review:The Conquest of Happiness. Bertrand Russell. [REVIEW] Ethics 41 (3):380-.
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  18. Fatema Amijee (2013). The Role of Attention in Russell's Theory of Knowledge. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 21 (6):1175-1193.
    In his Problems of Philosophy, Bertrand Russell distinguished knowledge by acquaintance and knowledge of truths. This paper argues for a new interpretation of the relationship between these two species of knowledge. I argue that knowledge by acquaintance of an object neither suffices for knowledge that one is acquainted with the object, nor puts a subject in a position to know that she is acquainted with the object. These conclusions emerge from a thorough examination of the central role played by attention (...)
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  19. Irving Anellis (unknown). Review of Dov M. Gabbay and John Woods, Eds., Logic From Russell to Church, and Leila Haaparanta, Ed., The Development of Modern Logic. [REVIEW] Russell 29 (2).
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  20. Irving H. Anellis (2009). Russell and His Sources for Non-Classical Logics. Logica Universalis 3 (2):153-218.
    My purpose here is purely historical. It is not an attempt to resolve the question as to whether Russell did or did not countenance nonclassical logics, and if so, which nonclassical logics, and still less to demonstrate whether he himself contributed, in any manner, to the development of nonclassical logic. Rather, I want merely to explore and insofar as possible document, whether, and to what extent, if any, Russell interacted with the various, either the various candidates or their, ideas that (...)
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  21. Irving H. Anellis (1992). A. S. Kolesnikov, "Filosofija Bertrana Rassela". [REVIEW] Russell 12 (1):105.
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  22. Irving H. Anellis (1987). Russell's Earliest Interpretation of Cantorian Set Theory, 1896–1900. Philosophia Mathematica (1):1-31.
  23. Irving H. Anellis (1987). Russell and Engels: Two Approaches to a Hegelian Philosophy of Mathematics. Philosophia Mathematica (2):151-179.
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  24. Leslie Armour (1979). Russell, McTaggart, and “I”. Idealistic Studies 9 (1):66-76.
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  25. Richard J. Arneson (1984). Book Review:Collective Action. Russell Hardin. [REVIEW] Ethics 94 (2):336-.
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  26. Alejandro Guevara Arroyo (2011). Las religiones a juicio y Bertrand Russell de fiscal. Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad de Costa Rica 49 (126):75-87.
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  27. Jamin Asay (2013). The Primitivist Theory of Truth. Cambridge University Press.
    Jamin Asay's book offers a fresh and daring perspective on the age-old question 'What is truth?', with a comprehensive articulation and defence of primitivism, the view that truth is a fundamental and indefinable concept. Often associated with Frege and the early Russell and Moore, primitivism has been largely absent from the larger conversation surrounding the nature of truth. Asay defends primitivism by drawing on a range of arguments from metaphysics, philosophy of language and philosophy of logic, and navigates between correspondence (...)
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  28. Robin Attfield & Andrew Belsey (1994). Preface. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 36.
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  29. James W. Austin (1978). Russell's Cryptic Response to Strawson. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 38 (4):531-537.
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  30. Iep Author, Russell, Bertrand: Ethics.
    Bertrand Russell: Ethics This article confines itself to Bertrand Russell’s conversion from ethical cognitivism (similar to G. E. Moore) to ethical non-cognitivism (similar to Ayer). Russell’s conversion is not only historically important, as it contributes to the rise of metaethics, but it also clarifies the central issues between cognitivism and non-cognitivism. Traditionally, ethics has been […].
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  31. A. J. Ayer (2004). Bertrand Russell and G.E. Moore the Analytical Heritage. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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  32. A. J. Ayer (1988). Bertrand Russell. University of Chicago Press.
    . I find it impossible to imagine that this book will not remain indefinitely the very best book of its sort."—Review of Metaphysics "The confrontation or conjunction of Ayer and Russell is a notable event and has produced a remarkable ...
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  33. A. J. Ayer (1974). Russell. Woburn Press.
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  34. A. J. Ayer (1971). Russell and Moore. Cambridge,Harvard University Press.
  35. A. J. Ayer (1937). On the Scope of Empirical Knowledge. A Rejoinder to Bertrand Russell. Erkenntnis 7 (1):267-274.
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  36. A. J. Ayer, Ralph Schoenman & Bertrand Russell (1967). Bertrand Russell Philosopher of the Century : Essays in His Honour. Allen & Unwin.
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  37. Alfred J. Ayer (1972). An Appraisal of Bertrand Russell's Philosophy'. In David Francis Pears (ed.), Bertrand Russell. Garden City, N.Y.,Anchor Books. 6.
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  38. R. J. B. (1963). The Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell. Review of Metaphysics 17 (1):153-153.
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  39. Kent Bach, Comparing Frege and Russell.
    Frege's and Russell's views are obviously different, but because of certain superficial similarities in how they handle certain famous puzzles about proper names, they are often assimilated. Where proper names are concerned, both Frege and Russell are often described together as "descriptivists." But their views are fundamentally different. To see that, let's look at the puzzle of names without bearers, as it arises in the context of Mill's purely referential theory of proper names, aka the 'Fido'-Fido theory.
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  40. Kent Bach (1994). Ramachandran Vs. Russell. Analysis 54 (3):183 - 186.
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  41. Kent Bach (1983). Russell Was Right (Almost). Synthese 54 (2):189 - 207.
    I defend russell's main views on names and descriptions against recent objections. Ordinary names are not logically proper names (or rigid designators) but really are disguised descriptions (of the form "the bearer of "n""). And russell's theory of descriptions really works. The common objections to russell all suffer from a confusion of use with meaning. However, Russell was wrong to think that there are or need to be any logically proper names (at least for particulars). That is because, So I (...)
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  42. Shaun Baker, Eileen Carroll Sweeney, Sarah Patterson, Roger Ariew, George S. Pappas, Dudley Knowles & Gideon Makin (2005). History of Philosophy. Philosophical Books 46 (2):138-151.
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  43. Thomas Baldwin (2010). Russell on Memory. Principia 5 (1-2):187-208.
    Russell famously propounded scepticism about memory in The Analysis of Mind (1921). As he there acknowledged, one way to counter this sceptical position is to hold that memory involves direct acquaintance with past, and this is in fact a thesis Russell had advanced in The Problems of Philosophy (1911). Indeed he had there used the case of memory to develop a sophisticated fallibilist, non-sceptical, epistemology. By 1921, however, Russell had rejected the early conception of memory as incompatible with the neutral (...)
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  44. Thomas Baldwin (1993). Nicholas Griffin on Russell's Idealist Apprenticeship. Dialogue 32 (03):613-.
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  45. Thomas Baldwin (1992). Russell, Idealism, and the Emergence of Analytic Philosophy by Peter Hylton. Journal of Philosophy 89 (1):51-55.
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  46. Sidney Ball (1896). Book Review:The Social Contract. J. J. Rousseau; Annals of the British Peasantry. Russell M. Garnier; Economics and Socialism. F. A. Laycock; The Better Administration of the Poor Law. W. Chance; The Local Control of the Liquor Traffic. Arthur H. Boyden; The Socialist State. E. C. K. Gonner. [REVIEW] Ethics 6 (2):258-.
  47. Nandita Bandyopadhyay (1988). Being, Meaning, and Proposition: A Comparative Study of Bhartṛhari, Russell, Frege, and Strawson. Sanskrit Pustak Bhandar.
  48. Is Platonism Epistemologically Bankrupt, Human Beings & Giant Squids (1994). The Argument of" on Denoting," Michael Kremer. Philosophy 69 (268).
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  49. Gilead Bar-Elli (1998). On the Philosophical Significance of Russell's “On Denoting”. In Anat Biletzki & Anat Matar (eds.), The Story of Analytic Philosophy: Plot and Heroes. Routledge. 167.
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  50. Gilead Bar-Elli (1980). Constituents and Denotation in Russell. Theoria 46 (1):37-51.
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