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In Search of a New Humanism : the Philosophy of Georg Henrik von Wright

Author: Rosaria Egidi
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1999.
Series: Synthese library, 282.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays presents a systematic and up-to-date survey of the main aspects of Georg Henrik von Wright's philosophy, tracing the general humanistic leitmotiv to be found in his vast, varied output. The analysis covers the developments in Von Wright's thought up to the end of the 1990s. The essays are arranged thematically to focus on the chief areas of Von Wright's interests: practical rationality;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rosaria Egidi
ISBN: 9789401718523 9401718520
OCLC Number: 851380571
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 250 pages).
Contents: 1. Introduction: von Wright and 'Dante's Dream': Stages in a Philosophical Pilgrim's Progress --
I. Von Wright: Interpreter of Wittgenstein and the Analytic Tradition --
2. Wittgenstein and Tradition --
3. Wittgenstein in Relation to Our Times --
4. What is Analytical Philosophy? --
5. 'In the Beginning was the Deed': The Private Language Argument --
6. Naturalism, World and Truth --
7. What Wittgenstein Wrote --
8. von Wright on On Certainty --
9. Morphology in Wittgenstein --
II. Modes of Practical Rationality: Actions, Intentions, and Will --
10. The Logical Connection Argument Again --
11. Actions, Causes, and Supervenience --
12. Justice, Cooperation, and the 'Golden Rule' --
13. von Wright on Mind-Body Problem --
14. The Conflict between the Static and the Dynamic Theory of Time in its Relation to von Wright's Work and to Human Freedom --
15. W. James' Defence of Free Will: A Step Toward a Paradigm Shift --
16. Is Determinism Impossible? --
III. Philosophical Logic and Normative Discourse --
17. The Significance of Philosophical Logic --
18. A Remark about the Principle of 'Ought Entails Can': von Wright and Kant --
19. The Decidability of Syllogism --
20. Dynamic Ideas in Quantum Logic --
21. True or False Statements in Normative Discourse --
22. 'Norm Proposition': A Tentative Defense of a Sceptical View --
23. Three Levels of Deontics --
24. 'Sollen' Between Semantics and Pragmatics --
Selected Bibliography --
Index of Names --
Index of Subjects.
Series Title: Synthese library, 282.
Responsibility: edited by Rosaria Egidi.

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