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p. 613. Philosophy, mind, and sciencelocked

p. 613. Philosophy, mind, and sciencelocked

  • A. C. Grayling


‘Philosophy, mind, and science’ considers the questions of method and metaphysics that became important to Bertrand Russell during the course of his work on perception. The philosophy and subsequent problems of logical atomism are described along with Russell's views on empiricism and language, and his impact on Wittgenstein. The concepts of mind, matter, and consciousness outlined in Russell's The Analysis of Mind (1921) and his thoughts on William James' ‘neutral monism’ are also discussed. Finally, Russell's thoughts on realism, perception, inference, and science as part of his theory of knowledge set out in his book Human Knowledge (1948) are outlined.

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