By Samuel Lebens
Bertrand Russell and the character of Propositions bargains the 1st book-length defence of the a number of Relation concept of Judgement (MRTJ). even supposing the idea used to be a lot maligned via Wittgenstein and eventually rejected by way of Russell himself, Lebens indicates that it offers a wealthy and insightful option to comprehend the character of propositional content material.
In half I, Lebens charts the trajectory of Russell’s proposal prior to he followed the MRTJ. half II studies the historic tale of the idea: What led Russell to disclaim the life of propositions altogether? Why did the idea preserve evolving all through its brief existence? What position did G. F. Stout play within the evolution of the idea? What was Wittgenstein’s main issue with the idea, and, if we can’t be aware of what his trouble used to be exactly, then what are the easiest contending hypotheses? And why did Russell provide the idea up? partially III, Lebens makes the case that Russell’s matters with the idea weren’t worthy its rejection. in addition, he argues that the MRTJ does so much of what lets 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 studying of the speculation of descriptions and provides a brand new realizing of the function of Stout and the illustration trouble 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 concept 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