Mysticism and Logic

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Courier Dover Publications, 2004 - Philosophy - 183 pages
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10 brilliant essays by a Nobel Prize-winning philosopher challenge romantic mysticism and promote a scientific view of society and nature. Russell explains his theory of logical atomism in these witty, cogent writings, which include popular treatments of religious and educational issues as well as more technical examinations of problems of logic.
  

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Review: Mysticism and Logic (Western Philosophy)

User Review  - Rlotz - Goodreads

There is something strange about Russell's writing. Although he often adopts a formal, even stilted, style, and tackles the most abstruse logical problems, his personality is always floating in the ... Read full review

Review: Mysticism and Logic (Western Philosophy)

User Review  - Tanya Faberson - Goodreads

Loved it. Even the sections on mathematics. Bertrand Russell was a great writer. Read full review

Contents

Preface
1
The Place of Science in a Liberal Education
26
A Free Mans Worship
36
The Study of Mathematics
45
Mathematics and the Metaphysicians
57
On Scientific Method in Philosophy
75
The Ultimate Constituents of Matter
97
The Relation of Sensedata to Physics
113
On the Notion of Cause
142
Knowledge by Acquaintance and Knowledge
165
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872-1970) was a British philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic. He was best known for his work in mathematical logic and analytic philosophy. Together with G.E. Moore, Russell is generally recognized as one of the main founders of modern analytic philosophy. Together with Kurt Gödel, he is regularly credited with being one of the most important logicians of the twentieth century. Over the course of a long career, Russell also made contributions to a broad range of subjects, including the history of ideas, ethics, political and educational theory, and religious studies. General readers have benefited from his many popular writings on a wide variety of topics. After a life marked by controversy--including dismissals from both Trinity College, Cambridge, and City College, New York--Russell was awarded the Order of Merit in 1949 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. Noted also for his many spirited anti-nuclear protests and for his campaign against western involvement in the Vietnam War, Russell remained a prominent public figure until his death at the age of 97.

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