Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Nicholas Griffin
Before June 1905, Russell does not treat the problem of truth at length; but in the five subsequent years he devotes a number of important papers to the question: What is Truth? In his attempt to find the answer to this question in the following few years, he criticises and rejects all other prevalant theories of the time. In consequence Russell is able to establish his own view on the nature of truth in 1910.
The aim of this thesis is to present a unified view of the whole period, with its different aspects and their evaluation. This unified view will represent a transition from the initial indecision of 1905 to a definite formulation of the notion of 'truth' in 1910. In the controversies of this transitional period, certain defects of the then prevalant views have been pointed out, apart from those of Russell. Certain defects in Russell's criticisms have also been pointed out. Finally it has been shown that Russell's own positive notion of 'truth' is also not an adequate one.
Khan, Galib Ahsan, "Russell on Truth" (1978). Open Access Dissertations and Theses. Paper 339.