Bertrand Russell and the Edwardian Philosophers: Constructing the World

Nasim, Omar W. (2008) Bertrand Russell and the Edwardian Philosophers: Constructing the World. History of Analytic Philosophy . Palgrave Macmillan Press, 256 pp. ISBN 9780230205796. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This book demonstrates the influence of an Edwardian 'controversy' on Russell's philosophy of the external world. It brings to our attention a debate that raged amongst Edwardian philosophers on issues of central significance to analytic philosophy before Bertrand Russell entered the discussion. In explaining this Edwardian 'controversy', Nasim Omar combines meticulous scholarly detail with accessibility to argue that the formation of the original strands of 'realism' in British philosophy, usually credited to Russell and Moore, can in fact be linked with a group of Edwardian philosophers that included G.F.Stout and Sir T.P. Nunn. The author re-examines the history of well known notions like 'sense-data' and 'sensibilia', and makes a case for understanding Russell's appeal for the application of 'logical constructions', at first only used as a device in mathematical logic, to the problem of the external world. This switch in the application of logical construction is seen as the rise of a new philosophical method. This book will not only shed light on the relevant doctrines of some of the Edwardian philosophers, but will also demonstrate the considerable role they played in the history of early analytic philosophy.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: Philosophy and Religion History of Philosophy General Philosophy and Philosophers
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
D History General and Old World
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History > Centre for the History of the Sciences
Depositing User: Omar Nasim
Date Deposited: 25 May 2015 11:28 UTC
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2016 14:53 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/48626 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Nasim, Omar W.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1985-0497
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