Essays in Part 2 focus on philosophical issues of interest to Russell, such as metaphysics and epistemology, mathematics, philosophy of language, moral philosophy, logicism, and neutral monism
. The book contains a timeline, a bibliography of his publications, and a list of critical sources.
For what he labels a speculative alternative, Nagel proposes "neutral monism
" by arguing thus: "since conscious organisms are not composed of a special kind of stuff, but can be constructed, apparently, from any of the matter in the universe, suitably arranged, it follows that this monism will be universal.
These chapters not surprisingly do not cover unified monism (which is so new its omission can be understood), but I think it could have covered appropriately panpsychism (mentioned later in the "Physics" section) and neutral monism
. The third chapter in this section is "History," and Carlos S.
This paper posits that Cook is right about this, even though it remains unpersuaded by him that Wittgenstein goes wrong because he was committed to Neutral Monism
. Interestingly, Cook thinks that there is no need to adopt the look-and-see approach when it comes to the philosophy of religion, and this paper tries to show why he is wrong to think so.
For Cook Wittgenstein's central metaphysical theory of neutral monism
remained virtually unchanged after 1916.
The dematerialization of energy in modern physics (which I will review in the next section), supports a 'neutral monism
.' (21a, 33) Critical philosophers (e.g.
Arguing that scientists often engage in analysis and evaluation but not synthesis, he presents a systematic approach to building theories and applies Constructics to Bertrand Russell's theory of neutral monism
. The book includes a constructics process checklist and glossary.
Moore and, in a separate paper, with Gottlob Frege, Russell's logicism, his theory of descriptions and his substitutional theory, 'the theory of types', his method of analysis, his neutral monism
and his metaphysics of logical atomism, his structuralism and the absolute description of the world, his influence on knowledge by acquaintance to knowledge by causation, an essay on 'Russell, Experience, and the Roots of Science' and finally an essay on 'Bertrand Russell: Moral Philosopher or Unphilosophical Moralist'.
Mumford sees his view as a neutral monism
, because, though he identifies the disposition with the categorical base, he gives no ontological priority to one over the other.
Maund's metaphysical diremption of colour in physics and colour in psychology is bound to seem equivocal to those of us who see great merit in the anti-metaphysics of neutral monism
, but not only to us.
Wittgenstein's central opinions, namely his advocacy of neutral monism
, barely altered after 1916.
Inter alia, Potts mischaracterizes TDVP as "metaphysical, ""neutral monism
," "pantheism, "and "illusion." Also, he misinterprets the TDVP perspectives of "guiding reality," "vortices," "tethering," "infinity," "survival," "transcendence, "and "consciousness."