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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]
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]
In 1899-1900 I adopted the philosophy of logical atomism [Russell]
Complex things can be known, but not simple things [Russell]
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]
The 'Tractatus' is an extreme example of 'Logical Atomism' [Wittgenstein, by Grayling]
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]