Philosophical Essays

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Six out of seven essays appearing here were reprinted from other publications; indeed, this 1910 collection went out of print, so that two of the essays occurring here were reprinted in Russell's 1917 "Mysticism and Logic, and Other Essays". Nonetheless, this essay records Russell's thinking at a critical juncture, just before the publication of Volume I of the co-authored "Principia Mathematica" and just after the passing of the American pragmatist, William James. These essays record Russell's reactions to pragmatism and its theory of truth, as well as the ethical aspects of philosophy suitable for co-existing alongside the new logical method in philosophy, announced subsequently in the 1914 "Our Knowledge of the External World: as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy". - Summary by Landon D. C. Elkind

Genre(s): Modern

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Landon D. C. Elkind
Play 01 The Elements of Ethics Landon D. C. Elkind
Play 02 The Elements of Ethics Landon D. C. Elkind
Play 03 The Free Man's Worship Landon D. C. Elkind
Play 04 The Study of Mathematics Landon D. C. Elkind
Play 05 Pragmatism-Part 1 Landon D. C. Elkind
Play 06 Pragmatism- Part 2 Landon D. C. Elkind
Play 07 William James' Conception of Truth Landon D. C. Elkind
Play 08 The Monistic Theory of Truth Landon D. C. Elkind
Play 09 On the Nature of Truth and Falsehood Landon D. C. Elkind