By A. P. Martinich, E. David Sosa
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Russell sums up his discussion: 26 BERTRAND RUSSELL The difference which occurs in the proposition actually relates A and B, whereas the difference after analysis is a notion which has no connection with A and B. (1903: 49) Furthermore, Russell notes, it does not help if one adds that the difference in the case we want is a difference of A from B, for all that these additions do is to add further relations to the supposed constituents of the proposition without “actually relating” the relation of difference to the right terms.
From an early age his precocious talent in mathematics had been recognized, and in 1890 he went to Trinity College, Cambridge to study mathematics. Despite his delight in escaping from his grandmother, however, he soon found himself dissatisﬁed with the antiquated teaching of mathematics at Cambridge. So in 1893 he switched to the study of philosophy, a subject into which he had been initiated through membership of the Cambridge “Apostles” (a private society largely dedicated to the discussion of philosophy) and friendship with the philosopher J.
So it can be neither true nor false itself; but this is absurd since propositions are inherently either true or false. ” We now have the two “puzzles” which, Russell says in “On Denoting,” an adequate theory of descriptions must solve: (1) Why is it that questions about identity are often of interest to us – how can it be that George IV wished to know whether Scott was the author of Waverley but did not wish to know that Scott was Scott? (2) What propositions are expressed by sentences with empty descriptions, such as “The present King of France is bald,” and how is their truth or falsehood determined?