Lizzie Susan Stebbing

Lizzie Susan Stebbing

*December 2, 1885 (North Finchley, United Kingdom)
†September 11, 1943 (Northwood, United Kingdom)

Susan Stebbing was one of the most prominent protagonists of British philosophy between the First and Second World Wars. Through her work on logic, she made significant contributions to the development of analytic philosophy. Some of her most famous works include A Modern Introduction to Logic (1930), Philosophy and the Physicists (1937) and Thinking to Some Purpose (1939). Stebbing combined traditional logic with the new mathematical logic of Russell and Whitehead. Later on she also became a proponent of the “Cambridge School of Analysis”. Because of her insistence on the importance of logic in everyday language use, her ideas foreshadowed multiple developments in both philosophy and in linguistics.

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