Ideas from 'Logical Atomism' by Bertrand Russell [1924], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Russell's Logical Atomism' by Russell,Bertrand (ed/tr Pears,David) [Fontana 1972,-]].

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1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 3. Philosophy Defined
Philosophy is logical analysis, followed by synthesis
1. Philosophy / F. Analytic Philosophy / 6. Logical Analysis
A logical language would show up the fallacy of inferring reality from ordinary language
1. Philosophy / G. Scientific Philosophy / 3. Scientism
Philosophy should be built on science, to reduce error
5. Theory of Logic / A. Overview of Logic / 1. Overview of Logic
Subject-predicate logic (and substance-attribute metaphysics) arise from Aryan languages
5. Theory of Logic / A. Overview of Logic / 3. Value of Logic
It is logic, not metaphysics, that is fundamental to philosophy
5. Theory of Logic / E. Structures of Logic / 1. Logical Form
Vagueness, and simples being beyond experience, are obstacles to a logical language
5. Theory of Logic / K. Features of Logics / 1. Axiomatisation
Some axioms may only become accepted when they lead to obvious conclusions
6. Mathematics / C. Sources of Mathematics / 6. Logicism / a. Early logicism
Maths can be deduced from logical axioms and the logic of relations
7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 6. Fundamentals / d. Logical atoms
Russell gave up logical atomism because of negative, general and belief propositions [Read]
To mean facts we assert them; to mean simples we name them
'Simples' are not experienced, but are inferred at the limits of analysis
Better to construct from what is known, than to infer what is unknown
7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 7. Facts / a. Facts
As propositions can be put in subject-predicate form, we wrongly infer that facts have substance-quality form
19. Language / A. Nature of Meaning / 1. Meaning
Meaning takes many different forms, depending on different logical types