The Realistic Spirit

The Realistic Spirit : Wittgenstein, Philosophy, and the Mind

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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.

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  • Hardback | 412 pages
  • 165.1 x 241.3 x 31.75mm | 816.47g
  • Bradford Books
  • Massachusetts, United States
  • English
  • 0262041219
  • 9780262041218

Table of contents

Philosophy and the mind; Wittgenstein and metaphysics; realism and the realistic spirit 1974-82; Frege and nonsense 1978; what nonsense might be 1977-80; what does a concept-script do? 1983; Frege against fuzz 1984; throwing away the ladder - how to read the Tractatus 1984-85; Wright's Wittgenstein 1980; secondary sense 1966-67; the face of necessity 1968; riddles and Anselm's riddle 1975-76; anything but argument? 1980-81; missing the adventure reply to Martha Nussbaum 1985; eating meat and eating people 1975-76; experimenting on animals - a problem in ethics 1977-80; having a rough story about what moral philosophy is 1983.
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About Cora Diamond

Cora Diamond is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia.
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