The reception of the theory of types in early analytical philosophy

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2017 - 2020 (ongoing)
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I investigate the reception of Russell's theory of types in early analytical philosophy by such philosophers as Frege, Wittgenstein, Carnap, Quine, and Russell himself. Each of them felt the need to take a position vis-à-vis the theory of types, and each took a different one. The aim is to gain insight into what was philosophically at stake in responding to the theory of types, and thereby what was at stake more generally in this formative period of early analytical philosophy.

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James Conant

Department of Philosophy - University of Chicago