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Title: Frank Plumpton Ramsey Papers
Collection Number: ASP.1983.01
Creator: Ramsey, Frank Plumpton, 1903-1930

Collection Dates: 1920-1930
Extent: 3.75 linear feet (8 manuscript boxes)

Language: English

Abstract:
This is a collection of autograph manuscripts documenting the philosophical work of Frank Plumpton Ramsey between the years 1920 and 1930. F.P. Ramsey was one of the most important British analytic philosophers of the twentieth century. During his career he worked in the areas of philosophy of mathematics, symbolic logic, epistemology, economics, and probability theory. The collection contains drafts of Ramsey's papers, including drafts of two of the most important and influential of Ramsey's works, The Foundations of Mathematics and On a Problem of Formal Logic. There are notes on the Tractatus of L. Wittgenstein. There are also papers, notes, and drafts of works on topics in philosophy of mathematics, formal logic, economics, and political theory. Some of Ramsey's undergraduate essays are also found in the collection. Digital reproductions of the entirety of the Frank Plumpton Ramsey Papers are available online.