The Realistic Spirit: Wittgenstein, Philosophy, and the Mind

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MIT Press, 1995 - Psychology - 396 pages
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"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 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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Contents

Introduction II
13
Chapter 1
39
Chapter 10
70
Chapter 2
73
What Nonsense Might Be 1977SO
95
Chapter 4
115
Chapter 5
145
Chapter 6
179
Chapter 8
225
Chapter 9
243
Riddles and Anselms Riddle 197576
267
Chapter 11
291
Reply to Martha Nussbaum 1985
309
Chapter 14
335
Having a Rough Story about What Moral Philosophy Is 1983
367
Bibliography
383

Chapter 7
204

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About the author (1995)

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

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