F. P. Ramsey: Philosophical Papers

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Cambridge University Press, 1925 - Philosophy - 257 pages
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Frank Ramsey was the greatest of the remarkable generation of Cambridge philosophers and logicians which included G. E. Moore, Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Maynard Keynes. Before his tragically early death in 1930 at the age of twenty-six, he had done seminal work in mathematics and economics as well as in logic and philosophy. This volume, with a new and extensive introduction by D. H. Mellor, contains all Ramsey's previously published writings on philosophy and the foundations of mathematics. The latter gives the definitive form and defence of the reduction of mathematics to logic undertaken in Russell and Whitehead's Principia Mathematica; the former includes the most profound and original studies of universals, truth, meaning, probability, knowledge, law and causation, all of which are still constantly referred to, and still essential reading for all serious students of these subjects.
 

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Contents

PHILOSOPHY 1929
1
UNIVERSALS 1925
8
NOTE ON THE PRECEDING PAPER 1926
31
FACTS AND PROPOSITIONS 1927
34
TRUTH AND PROBABILITY 1926
52
PROBABILITY AND PARTIAL BELIEF 1929
95
REASONABLE DEGREE OF BELIEF 1928
97
STATISTICS 1928
102
THEORIES 1929
112
CAUSAL QUALITIES 1929
137
LAW AND CAUSALITY
140
B GENERAL PROPOSITIONS AND CAUSALITY 1929
145
THE FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS 1925
164
MATHEMATICAL LOGIC 1926
225
EPILOGUE 1925
245
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF RAMSEYS WORKS
251

CHANCE 1928
104
KNOWLEDGE 1929
110

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D. H. Mellor is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy in the University of Cambridge and an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

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