The Realistic Spirit

From Representation and Mind series

The Realistic Spirit

Wittgenstein, Philosophy, and the Mind

By Cora Diamond

A Bradford Book




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 Cora Diamond. Diamond explains Wittgenstein's notoriously elusive later writings, explores the background to his thought in the work of Frege, and discusses ethics in a way that reflects his influence. Diamond's new reading of Wittgenstein challenges currently accepted interpretations and shows what it means to look without mythology at the coherence, commitments, and connections that are distinctive of the mind.

Representation and Mind series


Out of Print ISBN: 9780262041218 412 pp. | 6 in x 9 in


$45.00 X ISBN: 9780262540742 412 pp. | 6 in x 9 in