Bertrand Russell and the Nature of Propositions: A History by Samuel Lebens

By Samuel Lebens

Bertrand Russell and the character of Propositions bargains the 1st book-length defence of the a number of Relation conception of Judgement (MRTJ). even if the speculation used to be a lot maligned by means of Wittgenstein and eventually rejected via Russell himself, Lebens indicates that it presents a wealthy and insightful approach to comprehend the character of propositional content material.

In half I, Lebens charts the trajectory of Russell’s suggestion prior to he followed the MRTJ. half II experiences the old tale of the idea: What led Russell to disclaim the lifestyles of propositions altogether? Why did the speculation maintain evolving all through its brief existence? What function did G. F. Stout play within the evolution of the speculation? What was Wittgenstein’s trouble with the idea, and, if we can’t be aware of what his problem used to be exactly, then what are the simplest contending hypotheses? And why did Russell provide the idea up? partly III, Lebens makes the case that Russell’s matters with the speculation weren’t worthy its rejection. in addition, he argues that the MRTJ does such a lot of what shall we wish from an account of propositions at little philosophical cost.

This booklet bridges the background of early analytic philosophy with paintings in modern philosophy of language. It advances a daring interpreting of the idea of descriptions and gives a brand new realizing of the function of Stout and the illustration predicament within the evolution of the MRTJ. It additionally makes a decisive contribution to philosophy of language by means of demonstrating the viability of a no-proposition thought of propositions.

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