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Russells Metaphysical Logic Bernard Linsky

Russells Metaphysical Logic

Bernard Linsky

Published June 1st 1999
ISBN : 9781575862101
Paperback
176 pages
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This study reconciles distinct aspects of Russells thought long thought to be incompatible, the metaphysics of universals and facts from Russells Logical Atomism period and the philosophical justification of the ramified theory of types in theMoreThis study reconciles distinct aspects of Russells thought long thought to be incompatible, the metaphysics of universals and facts from Russells Logical Atomism period and the philosophical justification of the ramified theory of types in the Introduction to Principia Mathematica. This account, which interprets Russell as being a realist about both universals and propositional functions, while distinguishing the two, provides a defense of some problematic features of the logic of PM including the Axiom of Reducibility and the Vicious Circle Principle. Russells seemingly ambivalent attitude towards propositions and functions is explained by interpreting both with a broadened notion of logical construction. Contrary to other recent interpretations, this account follows Alonzo Churchs technical formulation of the ramified theory of types and interprets the quantifiers as objectual, ranging over functions as entities, while being consistent with the multiple relation theory of judgment.