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The purpose of this study is to examine whether Bertrand Russell's logical arguments for language, called the theory of names, are defensible. Firstly, Russell's justification for logic and his claims about logic are discussed and examined. At the same time, this study examined how the philosophers who were against Russell criticized him and his theory of names that he generated in the light of his "On Denoting". Secondly, the symbolic logic examples in Russell's theory were also presented and Russell's arguments were examined in the light of these examples. Thus, benefiting from all these aspects, it is discussed whether Russell's theory of names is defensible in this study.

Bu çalışmanın amacı, Bertrand Russell'ın isimler kuramı olarak adlandırılan dile ilişkin mantıksal argümanlarının savunulabilir olup olmadığını incelemektir. Bu bağlamda ilk olarak Russell'ın mantığın gerekçesi ve onun mantıkla ilgili iddiaları ele alınıp incelenmiştir. Bununla birlikte bu çalışma, Russell'a karşı çıkan filozofların onu ve onun “İfade Üzerine” adlı eserinde ele aldığı isimler kuramını nasıl eleştirdiğine de değinmiştir. İkinci olarak ise, Russell’ın teorisinde yer alan sembolik mantık örnekleri de ortaya konularak Russell'ın argümanları bu örnekler ışığında incelenmiştir. Böylece, tüm bu yönlerden yararlanılarak, bu çalışmada Russell'ın isimler kuramının savunulabilir olup olmadığı tartışılarak ortaya konmuştur.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejsss.v7i1.1185

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