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Russell's Hidden Substitutional Theory

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This book explores an important central thread that unifies Russell's thoughts on logic in two works previously considered at odds with each other, the Principles of Mathematics and the later Principia Mathematica. This thread is Russell's doctrine that logic is an absolutely general science and that any calculus for it must embrace wholly unrestricted variables. The heart of Landini's book is a careful analysis of Russell's largely unpublished "substitutional" theory. On Landini's showing, the substitutional theory reveals the unity of Russell's philosophy of logic and offers new avenues for a genuine solution of the paradoxes plaguing Logicism.

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Author(s):
Landini, Gregory
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
1998
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0195116836
ISBN-13:
9780195116830
Number of pages:
337
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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This book explores an important central thread that unifies Russell's thoughts on logic in two works previously considered at odds with each other, the Principles of Mathematics and the later Principia Mathematica. This thread is Russell's doctrine that logic is an absolutely general science and that any calculus for it must embrace wholly unrestricted variables. The heart of Landini's book is a careful analysis of Russell's largely unpublished "substitutional" theory. On Landini's showing, the substitutional theory reveals the unity of Russell's philosophy of logic and offers new avenues for a genuine solution of the paradoxes plaguing Logicism.

Fine condition.

Author(s):
Landini, Gregory
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
1998
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0195116836
ISBN-13:
9780195116830
Number of pages:
337
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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