This monograph reappraises the role of Bertrand Russell's philosophical works in establishing the analytical tradition in philosophy. It's main aims are to:
* improve our understanding of the history of analytical philosophy
* engage in the important disputes surrounding the interpretation of Russell's philosophy
* make a contribution to central issues in current analytical philosophy.
Drawing extensively from Russell's less well known and unpublished works, this book is a welcome addition to the literature and will undoubtedly find a place on the bookshelves of philosophers around the world.
"Graham Stevens' book is a welcome contribution to Russell scholarship, accessible to students as well as professionals. …Stevens' book is highly recommended for anyone interested in the background to Russell's early logical concerns, through the development of his work in Principia and later developments up to Human Knowledge in the late 1940's."
-David Blitz, Central Connecticut State University, Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies, Vol. 29, no. 1, Summer 2009