The analysis of mind-Bertrant Russell

The analysis of mind-Bertrant Russell

The analysis of mind-Bertrant Russell


An admirable statement of the aims of the Library of Philosophy was provided by the first editor, the late Professor J.

H. Muirhead, in his description of the original programme printed in Erdmann's History of Philosophy under the date

1890. This was slightly modified in subsequent volumes to take the form of the following statement:

"The Muirhead Library of Philosophy was designed as a contribution to the History of Modern Philosophy under the

heads: first of Different Schools of Thought—Sensationalist, Realist, Idealist, Intuitivist; secondly of different Subjects—

Psychology, Ethics, Aesthetics, Political Philosophy, Theology. While much had been done in England in tracing the

course of evolution in nature, history, economics, morals and religion, little had been done in tracing the development of

thought on these subjects. Yet 'the evolution of opinion is part of the whole evolution'.

"By the co-operation of different writers in carrying out this plan it was hoped that a thoroughness and completeness of

treatment, otherwise unattainable, might be secured. It was believed also that from writers mainly British and American

fuller consideration of English Philosophy than it had hitherto received might be looked for. In the earlier series of books

containing, among others, Bosanquet's "History of Aesthetic," Pfleiderer's "Rational Theology since Kant," Albee's

"History of English Utilitarianism," Bonar's "Philosophy and Political Economy," Brett's "History of Psychology," Ritchie's

"Natural Rights," these objects were to a large extent effected.

"In the meantime original work of a high order was being produced both in England and America by such writers as

Bradley, Stout, Bertrand Russell, Baldwin, Urban, Montague, and others, and a new interest in foreign works, German,

French and Italian, which had either become classical or were attracting public attention, had developed. The scope of

the Library thus became extended into something more international, and it is entering on the fifth decade of its existence

in the hope that it may contribute to that mutual understanding between countries which is so pressing a need of the

present time."

The need which Professor Muirhead stressed is no less pressing to-day, and few will deny that philosophy has much

to do with enabling us to meet it, although no one, least of all Muirhead himself, would regard that as the sole, or even

the main, object of philosophy. As Professor Muirhead continues to lend the distinction of his name to the Library of

Philosophy it seemed not inappropriate to allow him to recall us to these aims in his own words. The emphasis on the

history of thought also seemed to me very timely.




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