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The Realistic Spirit: Wittgenstein, Philosophy, and the Mind
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 CoraExpand
The Difficulty of Reality and the Difficulty of Philosophy
First example: a poem of Ted Hughes's, from the mid-50s, called "Six Young Men." The speaker in the poem looks at a photo of six smiling young men, seated in a familiar spot. He knows the bankExpand
Eating Meat and Eating People
This paper is a response to a certain sort of argument defending the rights of animals. Part I is a brief explanation of the background and of the sort of argument I want to reject; Part II is anExpand
Rules: Looking in the Right Place
I read ′The Philosophy of Wittgenstein′, Rush Rhees′s review of Pitcher′s study of Wittgenstein, soon after it was published, and have read it again many times since then. Phrases and sentences in itExpand
What Nonsense Might Be
There is a natural view of nonsense, which owes what attraction it has to the apparent absence of alternatives. In Frege and Wittgenstein there is a view which goes against the natural one, and theExpand
Throwing Away the Ladder: How to Read the Tractatus
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Wittgenstein's Lectures on the Foundations of Mathematics.
From his return to Cambridge in 1929 to his death in 1951, Wittgenstein influenced philosophy almost exclusively through teaching and discussion. These lecture notes indicate what he considered to beExpand