Bertrand Russell & Wittgenstein on Belief & Relations (by Fraser MacBride)

source: Philosophical Overdose    2015年5月16日
After a brief discussion of the nature of philosophy and the origins of analytic philosophy, Fraser MacBride discusses Bertrand Russell and Ludwig Wittgenstein on the nature of relations and the structure of judgment or belief, how our thought relates to external objects in the world. Among the topics discussed include metaphilosophy and the history of analytic philosophy, F. H. Bradley's infamous regress argument against the reality of relations, Russell's correspondence theory of truth and different accounts of judgment including his famous multiple relation theory.
"The question of relations is one of the most important that arise in philosophy, as most other issues turn on it: monism and pluralism; the question of whether anything is wholly true except the whole of truth, or wholly real except the whole of reality; idealism and realism, in some of their forms; perhaps the very existence of philosophy as a subject distinct from science and possessing a method of its own.” Bertrand Russell

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