The Philosophy of F. P. Ramsey
By (author) Nils-Eric Sahlin
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Philosophy of F. P. Ramsey by Nils-Eric Sahlin
Book DescriptionF. P. Ramsey was a remarkably creative and subtle philosopher who in the briefest of academic careers (he died tragically in 1930 aged 26) made significant contributions to logic, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of language and decision theory. His few published papers reveal him to be a figure or comparable importance to Russell, Carnap and Wittgenstein in the history of analytical philosophy. This book was the first critical study of Ramsey's work, offering a thorough exposition and interpretation of his ideas, setting the ideas in their historical context, and assessing their significance for contemporary research. The study is intended to complement the reissue of Ramsey's papers edited by Professor Hugh Mellor.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521063371
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nils-Eric Sahlin
Philosophy of F. P. Ramsey, Hardback (August 1990)
F. P. Ramsey was a remarkably creative and subtle philosopher who made significant contributions to logic, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of language and decision theory.
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This volume is designed as an introduction to decision theory and the theory of rational choice. Topics include the conceptualization of probability and utility, and philosophical difficulties with the rules of rationality and with the assessment of probability.
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