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Bertrand Russell and the Edwardian Philosophers

Constructing the World


Part of the History of Analytic Philosophy book series (History of Analytic Philosophy)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Omar W. Nasim
    Pages 1-16
  3. Omar W. Nasim
    Pages 17-49
  4. Omar W. Nasim
    Pages 87-114
  5. Omar W. Nasim
    Pages 115-139
  6. Omar W. Nasim
    Pages 140-168
  7. Omar W. Nasim
    Pages 169-171
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 172-208

About this book


The author demonstrates the significant role that some of the Edwardian philosophers played in the formation of Russell's work on the problem of the external world done at the tail-end of a controversy which raged between about 1900-1915.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Max-Planck-InstitutGermany

About the authors

OMAR NASIM is Senior Research Fellow at the Chair for Science Studies, ETH-Zurich and a Member of the NCCR Eikones, University of Basel, Switzerland.  Previously he was a Post-doctoral fellow for the project 'Knowledge in the Making', a project jointly undertaken by both the Max Planck Institutes for the History of Science (Berlin) and for the History of Art (Florence).

Bibliographic information


Nasim's book is an excellent first in the series History of Analytic Philosophy...' - British Journal for the History of Philosophy

'...a fascinating reappraisal of Russell's motivations and influences that significantly advances our understanding of Russell's philosophy...This book is a very original study that genuinely deepens our understanding of Russell by presenting new insight into his motivations and concerns at the time when he was engaged in some of the most important work of his career.' - The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies