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HCJ FOUR: Frege to Wittgenstein

Logic and Mathematics Frege: 1876: Begriffschrift (trs: ‘concept script’) This is ‘analytic’ or ‘symbolic’ logic which replaces the syllogistic logic of Aristotle. Aristotle: A = man [b] = mortal X = Socrates All [A]s are [b]  {axiom; apriori} X is [a] Therefore X is … Continue reading

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HCJ TWO: Empiricism: Locke to Hume

Philosophical Liberalism In his book A History of Western Philosophy Russell describes early liberalism as a product of England and Holland that stood for religious toleration. This is because it valued commerce and industry, and favoured the rising middle class … Continue reading

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