Bryan Magee talks to A.J. Ayer about the Frege, Russel and Modern Logic (1987)

The Great Philosophers: a History of Western Philosophy

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A.J. Ayer discusses how the theories of Gottlob Frege and Bertrand Russell depsychologized philosophy and laid the foundation for modern logic. The discussion includes Frege's theory of quantification and Russell's theory of types and descriptions and their contributions to the philosophy of language. Dist: Films Media Group. 1987. 45 min.



About the Series

This series of incisive intellectual conversations from the BBC archives presents a comprehensive introduction to the concepts of western philosophy through 15 of its greatest thinkers. Each program features series creator, world-renowned author, professor, and philosophy specialist Bryan Magee, who discusses the philosophers’ ideas within the context of their times and intellectual accomplishments with other distinguished experts. 15-part series, 43-48 minutes each.

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