By Samuel Lebens
Bertrand Russell and the character of Propositions bargains the 1st book-length defence of the a number of Relation idea of Judgement (MRTJ). even though the speculation was once a lot maligned by way of Wittgenstein and finally rejected by means of Russell himself, Lebens exhibits that it offers a wealthy and insightful technique to comprehend the character of propositional content material.
In half I, Lebens charts the trajectory of Russell’s notion sooner than he followed the MRTJ. half II reports the ancient tale of the idea: What led Russell to disclaim the lifestyles of propositions altogether? Why did the idea hold evolving all through its brief lifestyles? What position did G. F. Stout play within the evolution of the idea? What was Wittgenstein’s drawback with the speculation, and, if we can’t comprehend what his difficulty was once exactly, then what are the easiest contending hypotheses? And why did Russell provide the speculation up? partially III, Lebens makes the case that Russell’s matters with the idea weren’t worthy its rejection. furthermore, he argues that the MRTJ does such a lot of what shall we wish from an account of propositions at little philosophical cost.
This e-book bridges the heritage of early analytic philosophy with paintings in modern philosophy of language. It advances a daring examining of the idea of descriptions and provides a brand new figuring out of the position of Stout and the illustration quandary within the evolution of the MRTJ. It additionally makes a decisive contribution to philosophy of language through demonstrating the viability of a no-proposition thought of propositions.
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Bertrand Russell and the Nature of Propositions: A History and Defence of the Multiple Relation Theory of Judgement (Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy) by Samuel Lebens