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 / 4. Ordinary Language
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
To mean facts we assert them; to mean simples we name them
'Simples' are not experienced, but are inferred at the limits of analysis
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 / B. Meaning / 1. Meaning
Meaning takes many different forms, depending on different logical types.