On Propositions: What They Are and How They Mean

Bertrand RUSSELL (1872 - 1970)

In this piece, Bertrand Russell offers an account of propositions. This essay has been widely regarded as a turning point in Russell's thought: fresh from his prison sentence, during which he read numerous works of psychology, he now rejects the existence of the unitary, lasting metaphysical subject and the act-object analysis of sensation. He here embraces the view advocated by American philosophers like William James, namely, neutral monism. This far-ranging essay includes a lengthy discussion of behaviorism and of the structure of facts, complete with an endorsement of negative facts and criticisms of attempts to avoid them. - Summary by Landon D. C. Elkind

Genre(s): Modern

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Part 1 Landon D. C. Elkind
00:59:12
Play 02 Part 2 Landon D. C. Elkind
00:48:54