Bertrand Russell, Language and Linguistic Theory (Continuum by Keith Green

By Keith Green

Although there was an important revival in curiosity in Bertrand Russell's paintings in recent times, philosophers may nonetheless argue that Russell used to be no longer attracted to language. right here, within the first full-length learn of Russell's paintings on language all through his lengthy occupation, Keith eco-friendly exhibits that this is often in reality now not the case. In interpreting Russell's work, fairly from 1900 to 1950, eco-friendly exposes a repeated emphasis on, and switch to, linguistic concerns. eco-friendly considers how 'linguistics' and 'philosophy' have been suffering within the 20th century to outline themselves and to create applicable modern disciplines. they'd a lot in universal in the course of convinced classes, but appeared to proceed in nearly overall lack of knowledge of each other. This adverse relation has been famous some time past by way of Roy Harris, whose paintings offers a number of the thought for the current e-book. Taking these points, Green's aim here is to supply the 1st full-length attention of Russell's diversified paintings in language, and to learn it within the context of constructing modern (i.e. with Russell's paintings) linguistic theory.

The major goals of this significant new book, in  focusing completely on Russell's paintings on language all through his occupation, are to put Russell in the altering contexts of latest linguistic concept; to learn Russell's language-theories opposed to the grain of his personal linguistic perform; to evaluate the connection among linguistic and philosophical proposal in the course of Russell's occupation, and to think again his position within the background of linguistic suggestion within the 20th century.  As such, this interesting learn will make an important contribution to Russell reports and to the examine of the connection among philosophy and linguistics.

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