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McElvenny, J. 2018. Language and Meaning in the Age of Modernism: C. K. Ogden and his Contemporaries. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press. viii + 188 pp. ISBN 978-1-4744-2503-2.

McElvenny, J. 2018. Language and Meaning in the Age of Modernism: C. K. Ogden and his... Book Reviews 257 McElvenny, J. 2018. Language and Meaning in the Age of Modernism: C. K. Ogden and his Contemporaries . Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press. viii + 188 pp. ISBN 978-1-4744-2503-2. If there are unfairly neglected figures in recent historiographies of analytic philosophy, C. K. Ogden, who is mainly known as a translator and publisher of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus , is surely one of the most important examples. He was not just a leading institutional organizer of the analytic movements in England (besides, for example, Susan Stebbing), but he was an original thinker who knew well his broader intellectual and cultural context and tried to pursue his scholarly work in a synthetizing manner. James McElvenny’s first monograph, Language and Meaning in the Age of Modernism , published by Edinburgh University Press, is a book about C. K. Ogden, with a particular focus on his relations to contemporary scholars and the British milieu in the first half of the twentieth century. As analytic philosophers tended to focus mainly on G. E. Moore, Bertrand Russell, and in some cases Susan Stebbing, McElvenny’s book might indeed fill a gap in our understanding about how British analytic philosophy emerged and how it found http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png History of Philosophy and Logical Analysis Brill

McElvenny, J. 2018. Language and Meaning in the Age of Modernism: C. K. Ogden and his Contemporaries. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press. viii + 188 pp. ISBN 978-1-4744-2503-2.

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Book Reviews 257 McElvenny, J. 2018. Language and Meaning in the Age of Modernism: C. K. Ogden and his Contemporaries . Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press. viii + 188 pp. ISBN 978-1-4744-2503-2. If there are unfairly neglected figures in recent historiographies of analytic philosophy, C. K. Ogden, who is mainly known as a translator and publisher of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus , is surely one of the most important examples. He was not just a leading institutional organizer of the analytic movements in England (besides, for example, Susan Stebbing), but he was an original thinker who knew well his broader intellectual and cultural context and tried to pursue his scholarly work in a synthetizing manner. James McElvenny’s first monograph, Language and Meaning in the Age of Modernism , published by Edinburgh University Press, is a book about C. K. Ogden, with a particular focus on his relations to contemporary scholars and the British milieu in the first half of the twentieth century. As analytic philosophers tended to focus mainly on G. E. Moore, Bertrand Russell, and in some cases Susan Stebbing, McElvenny’s book might indeed fill a gap in our understanding about how British analytic philosophy emerged and how it found

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Published: Apr 5, 2019

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