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Early Analytic Philosophy - New Perspectives on the Tradition

  • Sorin Costreie

Part of the The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science book series (WONS, volume 80)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Frege

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Patricia Blanchette
      Pages 3-19
    3. Jaakko Hintikka
      Pages 21-29
    4. Danielle Macbeth
      Pages 31-48
  3. Russell

  4. Wittgenstein

  5. Carnap

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Otávio Bueno
      Pages 337-352
    3. Gregory Lavers
      Pages 353-373

About this book


The present volume is a collection of papers that focus on discussing (g)old ideas mainly originating in the works of some of the central figures who initiated the analytic tradition: Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Rudolf Carnap. The central point of the book is to show how these ideas remain present and influential in current philosophical debates.

What we have inherited from the analytic tradition can be comparable to the nuggets of legacy contained in the unpublished works Frege left behind him, about which Frege told his son Alfred: “Even if they are not pure gold, there is gold in them.”

The collection fulfills the need to better understand these ideas by placing them in their original setting, and systematically examines how these ideas might illuminate debates that animates current philosophical discussion. The authors approach some crucial ideas of the founders of analytic philosophy with a keen interest in showing how much contemporary philosophy is indebted to its original setting; they also examine the extent to which current debates echo the ‘original’ ones.

The collection is designed to be a useful tool for those who recognize the fruitfulness of (g)old thoughts, and their significant influence in current philosophical disputes.


Early Analytic Philosophy Epistemic status of logical laws Frege the Carnapian and Carnap the Fregean Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell and Ludwig Wittgenstein Influence of 19th Century Science Laws of nature in Ramsey, Braithwaite and Russell Logical Laws from Neo-Kantian and Early Analytic Perspectives Methods of analytic philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • Sorin Costreie
    • 1
  1. 1.Philosophy DepartmentUniversity of BucharestBucharestRomania

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