David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophers' Imprint 4 (2):1-47 (2004)
The positions of Frege, Russell and Wittgenstein on the priority of complexes over (propositional) functions are sketched, challenging those who take the "judgment centered" aspects of the Tractatus to be inherited from Frege not Russell. Frege's views on the priority of judgments are problematic, and unlike Wittgenstein's. Russell's views on these matters, and their development, are discussed in detail, and shown to be more sophisticated than usually supposed. Certain misreadings of Russell, including those regarding the relationship between propositional functions and universals, are exposed. Wittgenstein's and Russell's views on logical grammar are shown to be very similar. Russell's type theory does not countenance types of genuine entities nor metaphysical truths that cannot be put into words, contrary to conventional wisdom. I relate this to the debate over "inexpressible truths" in the Tractatus. I lastly comment on the changes to Russell's views brought about by Wittgenstein's influence.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Scott Soames (2015). Reply to Critics of the Analytic Tradition in Philosophy Vol. 1 the Founding Giants. Philosophical Studies 172 (6):1681-1696.
Peter W. Hanks (2007). How Wittgenstein Defeated Russell's Multiple Relation Theory of Judgment. Synthese 154 (1):121 - 146.
Kevin C. Klement (2010). Russell, His Paradoxes, and Cantor's Theorem: Part II. Philosophy Compass 5 (1):29-41.
Bryan Pickel (2014). Complex Predication and the Metaphysics of Properties. Dialectica 68 (2):209-230.
Kevin C. Klement (2014). The Paradoxes and Russell's Theory of Incomplete Symbols. Philosophical Studies 169 (2):183-207.
Similar books and articles
Colin Johnston (2007). The Unity of a Tractarian Fact. Synthese 156 (2):231-251.
Colin Johnston (2009). Tractarian Objects and Logical Categories. Synthese 167 (1):145 - 161.
Gregory Landini (2007). Wittgenstein's Apprenticeship with Russell. Cambridge University Press.
Howard Wettstein (1990). Frege‐Russell Semantics? Dialectica 44 (1‐2):113-135.
Peter Hylton (2008). Propositions, Functions, and Analysis: Selected Essays on Russell's Philosophy. OUP Oxford.
Daniele Mezzadri (2010). Language and Logic in Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. Dissertation, University of Stirling
Francisco Rodríguez Consuegra (1992). EI impacto de Wittgenstein sobre Russell. Theoria 7 (1-2):875-911.
Mary Tiles (1980). Kant, Wittgenstein and the Limits of Logic. History and Philosophy of Logic 1 (1-2):151-170.
Kevin C. Klement (2009). A Cantorian Argument Against Frege's and Early Russell's Theories of Descriptions. In Nicholas Griffin & Dale Jacquette (eds.), Russell Vs. Meinong: The Legacy of. Routledge
Ian Proops (2002). The Tractatus on Inference and Entailment. In Erich Reck (ed.), From Frege to Wittgenstein: Essays on Early Analytic Philosophy, 283–307. Oxford University Press
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads98 ( #39,845 of 1,793,264 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #169,500 of 1,793,264 )
How can I increase my downloads?