Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays


Read by Landon D. C. Elkind

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This anthology collects a number of fascinating strands of Bertrand Russell's thought. "Mathematics and the Metaphysicians" details the impact of the 1900 World Congress of Philosophers on Russell's development and the hope that new methods in mathematics could be applied to the solution of ancient philosophical problems. Many of the subsequent essays show the evolution of this hope as Russell worked on the foundations of mathematics and applied the new methods to the reconstruction of physical objects on the basis of sense-data, and the redefinition of matter and cause. (Landon D. C. Elkind) (8 hr 21 min)

Chapters

Preface 3:53 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
Mysticism and Logic 1:05:52 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
The Place of Science in a Liberal Education 27:10 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
A Free Man's Worship 25:49 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
The Study of Mathematics 34:30 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
Mathematics and the Metaphysicians 49:42 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
On Scientific Method in Philosophy 59:01 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
The Ultimate Constituents of Matter 44:12 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
The Relation of Sense-Data to Physics (Part 1) 36:36 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
The Relation of Sense-Data to Physics (Part 2) 38:41 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
On the Notion of Cause 1:02:45 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
Knowledge by Acquaintance and Knowledge by Description 53:48 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind