Russell's Philosophy of Logical Analysis: 1897-1905

2014.09.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jolen Galaugher, Russell's Philosophy of Logical Analysis: 1897-1905, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, 218pp., $110.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2014.09.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jolen Galaugher, Russell's Philosophy of Logical Analysis: 1897-1905, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, 218pp., $110.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781137302069. Reviewed by Russell Wahl, Idaho State University There has been a revival of work on Russell in the last few years, but most of it has focused on Russell's theory of descriptions, his theory of knowledge, or the logic of Principia Mathematica. Jolen Galaugher's book, on the other hand, focuses on an earlier period, a period that has not been so extensively discussed since Nicholas Griffin's 1991 Russell's Idealist Apprenticeship. Galaugher's focus is on Russell's work from the last days of his idealism to the development of his 1905 theory of denoting. Her unifying theme is Russell's approach to analysis. Galaugher sees Russell as committed to what Michael Beaney calls "decompositional analysis," the understanding of a complex by clarifying its constituents and their. . .

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