Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

This anthology collects a number of fascinating strands of Bertrand Russell's thought. "Mathematics and the Metaphysicians" details the impact of the 1900 World Congress of Philosophers on Russell's development and the hope that new methods in mathematics could be applied to the solution of ancient philosophical problems. Many of the subsequent essays show the evolution of this hope as Russell worked on the foundations of mathematics and applied the new methods to the reconstruction of physical objects on the basis of sense-data, and the redefinition of matter and cause. (Landon D. C. Elkind)

Genre(s): Philosophy, Modern

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Landon D. C. Elkind
Play 01 Mysticism and Logic Landon D. C. Elkind
Play 02 The Place of Science in a Liberal Education Landon D. C. Elkind
Play 03 A Free Man's Worship Landon D. C. Elkind
Play 04 The Study of Mathematics Landon D. C. Elkind
Play 05 Mathematics and the Metaphysicians Landon D. C. Elkind
Play 06 On Scientific Method in Philosophy Landon D. C. Elkind
Play 07 The Ultimate Constituents of Matter Landon D. C. Elkind
Play 08 The Relation of Sense-Data to Physics (Part 1) Landon D. C. Elkind
Play 09 The Relation of Sense-Data to Physics (Part 2) Landon D. C. Elkind
Play 10 On the Notion of Cause Landon D. C. Elkind
Play 11 Knowledge by Acquaintance and Knowledge by Description Landon D. C. Elkind