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The Realistic Spirit : Wittgenstein, Philosophy, and the Mind - Cora Diamond

The Realistic Spirit

Wittgenstein, Philosophy, and the Mind

Paperback Published: 2nd March 1995
ISBN: 9780262540742
Number Of Pages: 412
For Ages: 18+ years old

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The realistic spirit, a nonmetaphysical approach to philosophical thought concerned with the character of philosophy itself, informs all of the discussions in these essays by philosopher Cora Diamond. Diamond explains Wittgenstein's notoriously elusive later writings, explores the background to his thought in the work of Frege, and discusses ethics in a way that reflects his influence. Diamond's new reading of Wittgenstein challenges currently accepted interpretations and shows what it means to look without mythology at the coherence, commitments, and connections that are distinctive of the mind. "Representation and Mind series"

"This is the most important book on Wittgenstein in over a decade, but it is also much more than that. These essays range widely over issues in the philosophy of language, ethics, and literature and they illuminate everything they touch. They show the full range and power of one of the best philosophical minds I know." --Hillary Putnam, Harvard University "To my mind, Diamond, more than any other commentator, conveys an accurate sense of Wittgenstein's methods and goals in philosophy. Her essays illuminating the complicated subtle relationships between the earlier and later works are the best in the field." --Thomas Ricketts, University of Pennsylvania

Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction I: Philosophy and the Mind
Introduction II: Wittgenstein and Metaphysics
Realism and the Realistic Spirit
Frege and Nonsense
What Nonsense Might Be
What Does a Concept-Script Do?
Frege Against Fuzz
Throwing Away the Ladder: How to Read the Tractatus
Wright's Wittgenstein
Secondary Sense
The Face of Necessity
Riddles and Anselm's Riddle
Anything but Argument?
Missing the Adventure: Reply to Martha Nussbaum
Eating Meat and Eating People
Experimenting on Animals: A Problem in Ethics
Having a Rough Story about What Moral Philosophy Is
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780262540742
ISBN-10: 0262540746
Series: Representation and Mind series
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 412
Published: 2nd March 1995
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 16.3  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.67