The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell, Volume 3
Toward the 'Principles of Mathematics' 1900-02
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This volume shows Russell in transition from a neo-Kantian and neo-Hegelian philosopher to an analytic philosopher of the first rank. During this period his research centred on writing The Principles of Mathematics where he drew together previously unpublished drafts. These shed light on Russell's paradox. This material will alter previous accounts of how he discovered his paradox and the related paradox of the largest cardinal. The volume also includes a previously unpublished draft of an early attempt to solve his paradox, as well as the earliest known version of his generalised relation arithmetic. It contains three articles which have never previously been published in English.
`This will be an invaluable tool for those working on Russell's philosophy, while shedding light on the whole development of the foundations of mathematics around the turn of the century.' - Philosophia Mathematica