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The Tree of Knowledge and Other Essays Wright

The Tree of Knowledge and Other Essays By Wright

The Tree of Knowledge and Other Essays by Wright


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Humanism, modernity, and scientific rationality are examined critically in these collected essays. Developments in logic and philosophy are surveyed in the perspective of the closing century. Other essays include Musil and Mach, and Wittgenstein's place on the cultural map of the times.

The Tree of Knowledge and Other Essays Summary

The Tree of Knowledge and Other Essays by Wright

In an autobiographical introduction the author tells about the two forces which have shaped his intellectual life: philosophy as an academic profession and philosophy as a search for a view of life. The book, accordingly, divides in two parts. The essays in the first part survey developments in logic and analytical philosophy in the perspective of the closing century and in the light of the author's long experience and participation in them. There are also essays on Musil's criticism of Mach, on the Finnish philosopher Eino Kaila's search for a monistic world view, and on Wittgenstein's place on the cultural map of the century. The papers in the second part deal with traits of contemporary civilization which have become problematic thanks to the impact of technological developments on political and social forms of life. Humanism, modernity, and scientific rationality are key-ideas taken up for critical scrutiny.

About Wright

Georg Henrik von Wright, a Finnish philosopher, held a research Professorship in the Academy of Finland. He was also Professor at Cornell University. His chief publications are A treatise on induction and probability, An Essay in Modal Logic, Logical Studies, Norm and Action, The Varieties of Goodness, Explanation and Understanding, Wittgenstein, Philosophical Papers I-III.

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GOR012162385
9789004097643
9004097643
The Tree of Knowledge and Other Essays by Wright
Used - Like New
Hardback
Brill
19930601
258
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