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Cambridge (1890–1894)

Nicholas Griffin

in Russell’s Idealist Apprenticeship

Published in print January 1991 | ISBN: 9780198244530
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191680786 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244530.003.0002
Cambridge (1890–1894)

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This chapter discusses and chronicles the years Russell spent in Cambridge, where he had a college tutor who acted in loco parentis. His first few years were devoted to finishing the first part of the Mathematical Tripos, but he soon made a number of steps to fulfil his desire to study philosophy. One of these was buying a second-hand copy of Jowett's Plato.

Keywords: Russell; Cambridge; Mathematical Tripos; philosophy; Plato

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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