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Russell (The Routledge Philosophers) Paperback – September 22, 2010
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'[A] terrific book, and I know of no better introduction to Russell’s philosophy as a whole. Given Russell’s immensely prolific output and the extremely wide range of philosophical interests he pursued, to have provided a coherent summary such as this is a tremendous accomplishment. This book will be an essential read for both scholars and students of Russell’s philosophy for years to come.' - Kevin C. Klement, Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy
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Gregory Landini is Professor of philosophy at the University of Iowa. He is the author of Wittgenstein’s Apprenticeship With Russell (2007), and Russell's Hidden Substitutional Theory (1998).
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Landini declares his account of Russell's logical atomism to be "revisionary," linking it much more closely to Russell's work in mathematical logic. It is certainly far from Russell as I studied him. I don't know whether Landini is right, but be aware that his interpretation is idiosyncratic, and I still wasn't able to understand how it solved the seeming lack of reference that Wittgenstein (and others) pointed out. A later chapter on the Principia revision seems quite speculative and unnecessarily hostile toward Wittgenstein. It could have been trimmed from this long book. Russell *is* hugely important and I fear this book will not win him too many converts.
A.C. Grayling's brief, well-written survey Russell: A Very Short Introduction is vastly more accessible and orthodox.Read more ›