Problems of Philosophy
full title · The Problems of Philosophy
author · Bertrand Russell
lifetime of the author · 1872–1970
nationality of the author · Born and died in Wales, United Kingdom
philosophical movement · Russell's work was an early cornerstone of analytic philosophy, which popularized an explicit "analysis" of philosophical problems.
philosophical genre · An introduction to problems of metaphysics and epistemology, which also posits its own positive philosophic program.
language · English
time and place written · Written in 1910–1912, while Russell was a Fellow at Trinity College.
date of first publication · 1912
first publisher · Home University Library
speaker in · First person point of view
other philosophers referenced and discussed in this work · Rene Descartes, Bishop Berkeley, Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Hegel
essential metaphysical distinction · This book builds on Russell's innovative idea of sense-data as the primary fact of experience, from which we logically construct other ideas about knowledge.
school of philosophy originated · Analytic philosophy originated with Russell
russell's primary philosophical interests · Logic, mathematics, and epistemology
intellectual tradition in which russell was trained, against which he later revolted · British idealism
logical theory that allowed russell to moderate his realist views · Theory of Descriptions
prestigious award that russell earned for his groundbreaking work on logic · The Nobel Prize for Literature, for his work Principia Mathematica
institution where russell studied and lectured · Trinity College, Cambridge University
philosophical method after which russell patterns his own method of enquiry · Descartes' radical doubt
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