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From Wodehouse to Wittgenstein : essays

Author: Anthony Quinton
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this his first collection of writings for many years, Anthony Quinton addresses the central political, philosophical and religious issues of our day. The book is divided into four sections. The first considers large political and social questions, culminating in the question of modern ethics. The second applies ideas to specific social and educational concerns. The third part takes a historical and thematic line
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Named Person: Ludwig Wittgenstein; Ludwig Wittgenstein
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Quinton
ISBN: 0312211619 9780312211615
OCLC Number: 37608324
Description: 360 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Religion and Science in Three Great Civilisations --
Philosophy as an Institution --
Character and Will in Modern Ethics --
Alien Intelligences --
On the Ethics of Belief --
Education and Damage Control --
Reflections on the Graduate School --
The Idea of a University: Newman's and Others' --
The Idea of a National Library --
The British Empire and the Theory of Imperialism --
Property --
Madness --
Homosexuality --
The Inner Life --
The Divergence of the Twain: Poet's Philosophy and Philosopher's Philosophy --
Books and Culture --
The Tribulations of Authors --
Wodehouse and the Tradition of Comedy --
Wittgenstein.
Responsibility: Anthony Quinton.
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In this his first collection of writings for many years, Anthony Quinton addresses the central political, philosophical and religious issues of our day. The book is divided into four sections. The first considers large political and social questions, culminating in the question of modern ethics. The second applies ideas to specific social and educational concerns. The third part takes a historical and thematic line to consider imperialism, property, madness and homosexuality from perspectives previously established. The final section, which begins with his essay on 'The Inner Life', considers the claims of the imagination and the limits of subjectivity in the art and the lives of artists and philosophers.

It is here that we get the wry juxtaposition of Wodehouse and Wittgenstein.

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