The Development of Russell's Diagrams for Judgment

Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 23 (1) (2003)
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Abstract

In his 1918 lectures, _The Philosophy of Logical Atomism_, Russell discusses the impossibility of drawing a diagram or "map-in-space" of the form of belief (judgment). In this paper, I argue that an examination of diagrams appended to Russell's _Theory of Knowledge_ shows him already anticipating this symbolizing difficulty in 1913 and—in the midst of attempting to adopt Wittgenstein's doctrine of propositional bipolarity—jettisoning attempts to diagram the form of belief.

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Rosalind Carey
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The nature of truth.B. Russell - 1906 - Mind 15 (60):528-533.

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