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Lesson 3 - The Philosophy of Logical Atomism Chapters 1...

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The Philosophy of Logical Atomism The Common Sense Approach: Why The Philosophy of L OGICAL A TOMISM ? A TOMISM : L OGICAL : The Common Sense Approach (I): “When I say that my logic is atomistic, I meant that I share the common-sense belief that there are many separate things; I do not regard the apparent multiplicity of the world as consisting in phases and unreal divisionsof asingle indivisibleReality” (36). “… the atoms that I hope to arrive at as the sort of last residue in analysis are logical atoms and not physical atoms. Some of them will be little patchesof colour or sounds, momentary things—and some of them will be predicates and relations and so on. The point is that the atom I wish to arrive at is the atom of logical analysis, not the atom of physical analysis” (37).
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The Common Sense Approach (II): Russell aims to: “… [set] forth what I believe to be the truth…and endeavoring all the way through to make the views that I advocate result inevitably from
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course PHIL 229 taught by Professor Phelan during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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Lesson 3 - The Philosophy of Logical Atomism Chapters 1...

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