Department of Philosophy and Tilburg Center for Logic, General Ethics, and Philosophy of Science, Tilburg University
During the first decades of the twentieth-century, the dissemination of Russell’s ideas played a crucial role for the spread of a novel approach to philosophy. It is well known that Russell’s scientific philosophy rapidly found a great deal of resonance among philosophers in the Anglo-Saxon world, eventually leading to the development of the analytic movement. Still, many questions regarding the reception of his scientific philosophy remain unresolved. Why did so many English and American philosophers align themselves with Russell’s concept of philosophy? What role did the reception of Russell’s scientific philosophy play outside the Anglophone world, e.g. in China, France, Germany, the Soviet-Union, Turkey, or India? And how was Russell’s scientific philosophy understood by other philosophical movements, including Neo-Thomism, monism, and Neo-Kantianism? The aim of this workshop is to address the reception of Russell’s scientific philosophy to learn more about the multifarious early history of analytic philosophy.
20th Century Philosophy, Logic and Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics
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