75R. H. H. Price to Harrod , 19 May [1924] [a]




Price congratulates Harrod on his "elevation to the ranks of the Immortals", [1] and comments on philosophy in Cambridge. In particular, he summarizes a paper by "[Harrod's] friend Miss Stebbing" on Whitehead's theory of Objects, [2] and the ensuing debate. Price likes "[Harrod's] friend Braithwaite", [3] although he finds it hard to swallow his opinion that Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus is the most important book since the Critique of Pure Reason. [4]

  1. 1. Harrod was officially elected a Student of Christ Church a fortnight earlier (H. J. White to Harrod, 7 May 1924, in HPBL Add. 72763/79-80).

    2. The paper was later read before the Aristotelian Society, on 6 July 1925, and published as L. S. Stebbing, "Universals and Professor Whitehead's Theory of Objects", Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, NS XXV, 1925, pp. 305-30.

    3. Richard B. Braithwaite, Cambridge philosopher.

    4. L. Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, London: Kegan Paul, 1922; I. Kant, The Critique of Pure Reason (1781).

    1. a. From 11 Green Street, Cambridge, four pages ALS, with envelope addressed to Christ Church, in KHLM 202. Year read from postmark.

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