Philosophical Essays


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Six out of seven essays appearing here were reprinted from other publications; indeed, this 1910 collection went out of print, so that two of the essays occurring here were reprinted in Russell's 1917 "Mysticism and Logic, and Other Essays". Nonetheless, this essay records Russell's thinking at a critical juncture, just before the publication of Volume I of the co-authored "Principia Mathematica" and just after the passing of the American pragmatist, William James. These essays record Russell's reactions to pragmatism and its theory of truth, as well as the ethical aspects of philosophy suitable for co-existing alongside the new logical method in philosophy, announced subsequently in the 1914 "Our Knowledge of the External World: as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy". - Summary by Landon D. C. Elkind (7 hr 14 min)

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Preface 3:40 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
The Elements of Ethics 1:08:26 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
The Elements of Ethics 1:08:13 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
The Free Man's Worship 25:55 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
The Study of Mathematics 34:34 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
Pragmatism-Part 1 51:55 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
Pragmatism- Part 2 41:18 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
William James' Conception of Truth 54:34 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
The Monistic Theory of Truth 47:25 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
On the Nature of Truth and Falsehood 38:48 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind