By Keith Green

Although there was an important revival in curiosity in Bertrand Russell's paintings in recent times, philosophers might nonetheless argue that Russell used to be no longer drawn to language. right here, within the first full-length examine of Russell's paintings on language all through his lengthy profession, Keith eco-friendly exhibits that this can be in truth now not the case. In analyzing Russell's work, relatively from 1900 to 1950, eco-friendly exposes a repeated emphasis on, and switch to, linguistic issues. eco-friendly considers how 'linguistics' and 'philosophy' have been suffering within the 20th century to outline themselves and to create applicable modern disciplines. that they had a lot in universal in the course of convinced sessions, but looked as if it would proceed in virtually overall lack of information of each other. This damaging relation has been famous some time past through Roy Harris, whose paintings presents the various proposal for the current booklet. Taking these elements, Green's aim here is to supply the 1st full-length attention of Russell's different paintings in language, and to learn it within the context of constructing modern (i.e. with Russell's paintings) linguistic theory.

The major goals of this crucial new book, in  focusing solely on Russell's paintings on language all through his occupation, are to put Russell in the altering contexts of up to date linguistic proposal; to learn Russell's language-theories opposed to the grain of his personal linguistic perform; to evaluate the connection among linguistic and philosophical notion in the course of Russell's occupation, and to re-examine his position within the background of linguistic suggestion within the 20th century.  As such, this attention-grabbing research will make a necessary contribution to Russell stories and to the learn of the connection among philosophy and linguistics.

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