Russell’s Theories of Events and Instants from the Perspective of Point-Free Ontologies in the Tradition of the Lvov-Warsaw School

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dc.contributor.author Pietruszczak, Andrzej
dc.date.accessioned 2024-03-11T12:45:28Z
dc.date.available 2024-03-11T12:45:28Z
dc.date.issued 2024-03-11
dc.identifier.citation History and Philosophy of Logic, vol. 45, issue 2, 2024, pp. 161 - 195.
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.umk.pl/handle/item/7003
dc.description This is an original manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in : History and Philosophy of Logic, 45(2), 161--195, on 25.04.2024, available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/01445340.2023.2293414.
dc.description.abstract We classify two of Bertrand Russell’s theories of events within the point-free ontology. The first of such approaches was presented informally by Russell in “The World of Physics and the World of Sense” (Lecture IV in Our Knowledge of the External World (1914)). Based on this theory, Russell sketched ways to construct instants as collections of events. This paper formalises Russell’s approach from (1914). We will also show that in such a reconstructed theory, we obtain all axioms of Russell’s second theory from (1936) and all axioms of Thomason’s theory of events from (1989). Russell’s work certainly influenced the works of Stanisław Leśniewski, his student Alfred Tarski, and Czesław Lejewski—prominent members of the Lvov-Warsaw School (LWS). We see our work in the tradition of the research of Leśniewski and Tarski. Building on the technical tools developed in this environment and in the spirit of the traditional research of the LWS, we engage here, in particular, with two classic works by Russell on fundamental ontology.
dc.description.sponsorship This research was funded in whole or in part by the National Science Centre, Poland, grant number 2021/43/B/HS1/03187. For the purpose of Open Access, the author has applied a CC-BY public copyright licence to any Author Original Manuscript (AOM) version arising from this submission.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights Attribution 4.0 Poland
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.pl
dc.subject Russell’s theory of events
dc.subject Russell’s construction of instants
dc.subject point-free ontology
dc.subject Thomason’s theory of events
dc.subject Tarski’s geometry of solids
dc.subject Lvov-Warsaw School
dc.title Russell’s Theories of Events and Instants from the Perspective of Point-Free Ontologies in the Tradition of the Lvov-Warsaw School
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