Judgement, Belief, and Knowledge: The Emergence of a Method

Peter Hylton

in Russell, Idealism, and the Emergence of Analytic Philosophy

Published in print November 1992 | ISBN: 9780198240181
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597763 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 Judgement, Belief, and Knowledge: The Emergence of a Method

Show Summary Details


Deals with the evolution of Russell's metaphysical and epistemological views, from roughly 1906 to 1913. In metaphysics, he gives up on the primacy of propositions and the undefinability of truth; facts become fundamental, and truth defined. Epistemology becomes a far more central concern of Russell's than before and is dominated by the idea of acquaintance, a presuppositionless relation between the mind and entities outside the mind. In both fields, Russell develops a constructivist method, greatly influenced by logic, which was to have a far‐reaching influence on later analytic philosophy.

Keywords: Epistemology; fact; judgement; logical construction; matter; metaphysics; truth

Chapter.  32354 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.