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Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy

Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell wrote 'Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy' while imprisoned for protesting Britain's involvement in World War I. Russell summarizes the significance of the momentous work of mathematicians in the late nineteenth-century. He further describes his own philosophy of mathematics, Logicism (the view that all mathematical truths are logical truths), and his earlier, influential work solving the paradoxes that plagued mathematical foundations, which crystallized after ten years of dogged effort into the co-authored (with Alfred North Whitehead), three-volume 'Principia Mathematica'. Russell emphasizes the importance of a doctrine of types, the truth of Logicism, and the clarity brought to the philosophy of mathematics by the method of logical analysis. (summary by Landon D. C. Elkind)

Bertrand Russell wrote 'Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy' while imprisoned for protesting Britain's involvement in World War I. Russell summarizes the significance of the momentous work of mathematicians in the late nineteenth-century. He further describes his own philosophy of mathematics, Logicism (the view that all mathematical truths are logical truths), and his earlier, influential work solving the paradoxes that plagued mathematical foundations, which crystallized after ten years of dogged effort into the co-authored (with Alfred North Whitehead), three-volume 'Principia Mathematica'. Russell emphasizes the importance of a doctrine of types, the truth of Logicism, and the clarity brought to the philosophy of mathematics by the method of logical analysis. (summary by Landon D. C. Elkind)
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Philosophy

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Bertrand Russell wrote 'Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy' while imprisoned for protesting Britain's involvement in World War I. Russell summarizes the significance of the momentous work of mathematicians in the late nineteenth-century. He further describes his own philosophy of mathematics, Logicism (the view that all mathematical truths are logical truths), and his earlier, influential work solving the paradoxes that plagued mathematical foundations, which crystallized after ten years of dogged effort into the co-authored (with Alfred North Whitehead), three-volume 'Principia Mathematica'. Russell emphasizes the importance of a doctrine of types, the truth of Logicism, and the clarity brought to the philosophy of mathematics by the method of logical analysis. (summary by Landon D. C. Elkind)

Language:

English

Narrators:

Landon D. C. Elkind

Length:

8h 45m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

32:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

40:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

31:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

39:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

33:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

29:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

31:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

35:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

32:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

31:31