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Arrington, Robert L. 1938-2015

Overview
Works: 21 works in 219 publications in 2 languages and 10,109 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Other
Classifications: BJ1031, 109.2
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Most widely held works by Robert L Arrington
Wittgenstein's Philosophical investigations : text and context by Robert L Arrington( )

33 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although there is a vast amount of secondary literature on the Philosophical Investigations, comparatively little exists which adduces exegetical arguments in favour of particular readings of specific passages. The seemingly disjointed structure of the book has often been taken as a licence to interpret its passages out of context, and there has been a tendency to plunge immediately into discussions about their tenability. In this collection, distinguished Wittgenstein scholars approach the Investigations with the conviction that careful consideration of text and context is needed prior to pronouncements being made on the philosophical significance of individual remarks. Diverse exegetical approaches are represented: while some believe that the Investigations can be read as an independent text, others maintain it is essential to look at the context of a particular remark or variations on it in Wittgenstein's other texts. The authors also differ in their assessment of the philosophical value of their material. Some try to show that careful interpretation reveals valuable insights in what are prima facie untenable passages. Others conclude that certain remarks fail to resolve the issues they address. This is the first strictly exegetical collection of papers on the Investigations, and it fulfils a task no commentary could by exhibiting different interpretive strategies in application to paradigmatic trouble-spots. Therefore it is a major contribution to the understanding of the Investigations and of Wittgenstein's thought in general. It is essential and fascinating reading for those who are interested in this important strand of twentieth-century philosophy
Wittgenstein and Quine by Robert L Arrington( )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study brings together two of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. The two thinkers are compared - and the commentators' opinions on their relationship differ greatly. An understanding of the similarities and differences between the thought of Wittgenstein and Quine is essential if we are to have a full picture of the landscape of recent and contemporary philosophy. This collection of essays offers various and original ways in which to view their relationship
Wittgenstein and philosophy of religion by Mark Addis( )

34 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 2,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introduction to the influential and controversial theories that Wittgenstein made to the philosophy of religion, sheds new light on the philosopher's views on creation, free will and magic
A companion to the philosophers by Robert L Arrington( )

33 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 1,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Rationalism, realism, and relativism : perspectives in contemporary moral epistemology by Robert L Arrington( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2019 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1970s and 1980s, the field of ethics underwent a profound change in perspective from noncognitivism to cognitivism regarding moral judgments and reasoning. Although metaethical noncognitivism had been the predominant point of view during the previous three decades, a series of attacks had undermined its authority by the 1970s, and it gave way to the cognitivist belief that moral judgments have truth values. This book provides a descriptive and critical guide to the often bewildering scene that resulted from these controversies in contemporary moral epistemology
The world's great philosophers by Robert L Arrington( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World's Great Philosophers provides an introduction to and overview of some of the most profound and influential thinkers in the history of philosophy.:.; Presents an introduction to and overview of some of the most profound and influential thinkers in the history of philosophy.; Contains 40 essays, written by an outstanding international assembly of scholars.; Provides cogent and accessible discussion of key philosophers from around the world.; Conveys the historical panorama of philosophical thought on the nature of reality, the human condition, and basic human values
Western ethics : an historical introduction by Robert L Arrington( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introductory text to ethics and moral philosophy
Ethics : the classic readings by Duncan Elphinstone Cooper( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The material covered ranges from Plato to Sartre and represents classic texts such as Hume's Treatise. Non-western approaches are also thoroughly represented. They include Chinese and Indian thinkers such as Mencius, Chuang-Tzu and Gandhi
Philosophical logic by Robert L Arrington( )

13 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With this issue we initiate the policy of expanding the scope of Tulane Studies in Philosophy to include, in addition to the work of members of the department, contributions from philosophers who have earned advanced degrees from Tulane and who are now teaching in other colleges and universities. The Editor THE LOGIC OF OUR LANGUAGE ROBERT L. ARRINGTON Wittgenstein wrote in the Tractatus that "logic is not a body of doctrine, but a mirror-image of the world." 1 In line with his suggestion that a proposition is a 'picture', Wittgenstein argued that propositions 'show' the logical structure of the real. He was insistent, however, that "the apparent logical form of a proposition need not be its real one." 2 As a result of this we can misunderstand the structure of fact. Philosophical problems arise just when "the logic of our language is misƯ understood." 3 It is common knowledge that much of this view of logic was rejected by Wittgenstein himself in the Philosophical InvestiƯ gations. There we are told that language has no ideal or sublime 4 logic which mirrors the structure of the extra-linguistic world. Consequently, inferences from the structure of language to the structure of that extra-linguistic world are invalid. Reality can be 'cut up' in any of a number of ways by language. Wittgenstein adopted a view of philosophy which would render that discipline a non-explanatory, non-critical study of the multiple ways in which language can be used
A companion to the philosophers( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World's Great Philosophers by Robert L Arrington( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The World's Great Philosophers provides an introduction to and overview of some of the most profound and influential thinkers in the history of philosophy. Presents an introduction to and overview of some of the most profound and influential thinkers in the history of philosophy. Contains 40 essays, written by an outstanding international assembly of scholars. Provides cogent and accessible discussion of key philosophers from around the world. Conveys the historical panorama of philosophical thought on the nature of reality, the human condition, and basic human values
Wittgenstein and phenomenology by Robert L Arrington( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The World's Great Philosophers by Robert L Arrington( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The World's Great Philosophers provides an introduction to and overview of some of the most profound and influential thinkers in the history of philosophy. Presents an introduction to and overview of some of the most profound and influential thinkers in the history of philosophy. Contains 40 essays, written by an outstanding international assembly of scholars. Provides cogent and accessible discussion of key philosophers from around the world. Conveys the historical panorama of philosophical thought on the nature of reality, the human condition, and basic human values
The World's Great Philosophers by Robert L Arrington( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The World's Great Philosophers provides an introduction to and overview of some of the most profound and influential thinkers in the history of philosophy. Presents an introduction to and overview of some of the most profound and influential thinkers in the history of philosophy. Contains 40 essays, written by an outstanding international assembly of scholars. Provides cogent and accessible discussion of key philosophers from around the world. Conveys the historical panorama of philosophical thought on the nature of reality, the human condition, and basic human values
The World's Great Philosophers by Robert L Arrington( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The World's Great Philosophers provides an introduction to and overview of some of the most profound and influential thinkers in the history of philosophy. Presents an introduction to and overview of some of the most profound and influential thinkers in the history of philosophy. Contains 40 essays, written by an outstanding international assembly of scholars. Provides cogent and accessible discussion of key philosophers from around the world. Conveys the historical panorama of philosophical thought on the nature of reality, the human condition, and basic human values
Philosophical logic( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The ethics of magic : a haunted law firm novel by Robert L Arrington( Book )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"After going through an emotionally difficult divorce, Mitch McCaffrey believes he finally has his life straightened out. He loves his job teaching English at Carolina Highlands Community College. He is hoping to marry the lovely Diana Corcoran Winstead. But his life falls apart when a student accuses him of sexual and racial harassment. He knows the accusation is bogus, but Monica Gilbert, the college Compliance Officer, pursues it with savage determination. She has more than philosophical differences with Mitch. She has personal axes to grind with both Mitch and Diana. She is determined to take Mitch’s job. Mitch finds a good lawyer, Kathryn Turner. But Kathryn warns that the odds are against him, and the legal costs could wipe out his savings. Mitch may have another option. He is a Magic User. But his training is incomplete. And his deceased mentor cautioned him about the dangers of using magic for personal gain. It could backfire. And there’s something else. Monica is a witch. She has no such scruples. But Mitch won’t give up, and prepares for a cat and mouse game, both legal and magical." -- Amazon
The World's Great Philosophers by Robert L Arrington( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The World's Great Philosophers provides an introduction to and overview of some of the most profound and influential thinkers in the history of philosophy. Presents an introduction to and overview of some of the most profound and influential thinkers in the history of philosophy. Contains 40 essays, written by an outstanding international assembly of scholars. Provides cogent and accessible discussion of key philosophers from around the world. Conveys the historical panorama of philosophical thought on the nature of reality, the human condition, and basic human values
Western ethics: a historical introduction by Robert L Arrington( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

'Good' and some recent language analysts by Robert L Arrington( )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Wittgenstein and philosophy of religion
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Wittgenstein and QuineWittgenstein and philosophy of religionA companion to the philosophersRationalism, realism, and relativism : perspectives in contemporary moral epistemologyThe world's great philosophersWestern ethics : an historical introductionEthics : the classic readingsA companion to the philosophers
Alternative Names
Arrington, Robert L., 1938-

Arrington, Robert Lee, 1938-2015

Robert Arrington American philosopher

Robert Arrington filòsof estatunidenc

Robert Arrington filosofo statunitense

Robert Arrington philosophe américain

Robert L. Arrington filósofo estadounidense

Robert L. Arrington filósofo norte-americano

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애링턴, 로버트 L. 1938-2015

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