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 The Problems of Philosophy   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