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Pure Mathematics

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/9780198244530.003.0006
Pure Mathematics

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This chapter discusses pure mathematics and Russell's work on the theory of relations, which is considered as one of his most important and original contributions to philosophy and logic. One concept that is discussed and introduced in this chapter is that of the quantity view, which is defined as the ‘science of continuous and discrete quantity’.

Keywords: pure mathematics; Russell; theory of relations; philosophy; logic; quantity view

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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