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7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 6. Fundamentals / d. Logical atoms

[reality built up from the smallest components of logic]

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Comparisons boil down to simple elements of sensation or reflection [Locke]
Atomic facts may be inferrable from others, but never from non-atomic facts [Russell]
Russell gave up logical atomism because of negative, general and belief propositions [Russell, by Read]
To mean facts we assert them; to mean simples we name them [Russell]
'Simples' are not experienced, but are inferred at the limits of analysis [Russell]
Better to construct from what is known, than to infer what is unknown [Russell]
In 1899-1900 I adopted the philosophy of logical atomism [Russell]
Complex things can be known, but not simple things [Russell]
Russell's new logical atomist was of particulars, universals and facts (not platonic propositions) [Russell, by Linsky,B]
Russell's atomic facts are actually compounds, and his true logical atoms are sense data [Russell, by Quine]
Logical atomism aims at logical atoms as the last residue of analysis [Russell]
Once you have enumerated all the atomic facts, there is a further fact that those are all the facts [Russell]
Logical atoms aims to get down to ultimate simples, with their own unique reality [Russell]
Given all true atomic propositions, in theory every other truth can thereby be deduced [Russell]
The 'Tractatus' is an extreme example of 'Logical Atomism' [Wittgenstein, by Grayling]
If a proposition is elementary, no other elementary proposition contradicts it [Wittgenstein]
Analysis must end in elementary propositions, which are combinations of names [Wittgenstein]
Nothing can be inferred from an elementary proposition [Wittgenstein]
Logical atomism builds on the simple properties, but are they the only possible properties? [Armstrong]
Russell allows some complex facts, but Wittgenstein only allows atomic facts [MacBride]