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Wright, Crispin 1942-

Works: 48 works in 329 publications in 5 languages and 12,129 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Essays  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: B835, 192
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Most widely held works about Crispin Wright
Most widely held works by Crispin Wright
A companion to the philosophy of language by Bob Hale( Book )

42 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides a survey of contemporary philosophy of language, as well as providing a synoptic view of the key issues, figures, concepts and debates, each essay makes new and original contributions to ongoing debate
Realism, meaning, and truth by Crispin Wright( Book )

30 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truth and objectivity by Crispin Wright( Book )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy, in seeking after truth, must also grapple with questions about the nature and status of truth itself. Is there, for example, such a thing as fully objective truth, or is our talk of "truth" merely a projection onto the world of what we find acceptable in moral argument, scientific theory, mathematical discourse? Such questions are at the center of Truth and Objectivity, which offers an original perspective on the place of "realism" in philosophical inquiry. Crispin Wright proposes a radically new framework for the discussion of the claims of the realists who think of truth as fully objective and the anti-realists who oppose them - a framework which rejects the classical "deflationary" conception of truth yet allows both realist and antirealist to respect the intuition that judgements whose status they contest, such as those in moral argument and theoretical science, may often justifiably be regarded as true. The real issues that must be resolved if the contest between realist and anti-realist views of a range of judgements is to be properly adjudicated are different, and are here developed in detail from a sharply novel perspective. In addition, Wright offers original critical discussions of many central concerns of philosophers interested in realism, including the "deflationary" conception of truth, internal realist truth, scientific realism and the theoreticity of observation, truth and "correspondence to fact," role of moral states of affairs in explanations of moral beliefs, anti-realism about content, and the "quietism" toward this whole tradition of debate favored by some philosophers of Wittgensteinian sympathies. Wright's proposals are arrestingly original, interesting, and rich in implication. Recasting important questions about truth and objectivity in new and helpful terms, his book will become a focus in the contemporary debates over realism, and will give new impetus to these debates in all areas of philosophy
Wittgenstein on the foundations of mathematics by Crispin Wright( Book )

27 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mind, psychoanalysis, and science( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Italian and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rails to infinity : essays on themes from Wittgenstein's Philosophical investigations by Crispin Wright( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reality, representation, and projection( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reality, Representation, and Projection is an important collection of new essays on a range of topics relating to realism and its rivals in metaphysics, logic, metaethics, and epistemology. The contributors are some of the leading authors in these fields, including the late Ian McFetridge, Mark Johnston, John Skorupski, Christopher Peacocke, Michael Williams, Edward Craig, Michael Smith, John Campbell, Peter Railton, David Wiggins, Bob Hale, Simon Blackburn, John Haldane, and Crispin Wright. Several of the essays constitute definitive statements of their views. In some cases authors write in response to the essays of other contributors, while in other cases they proceed independently. Although not primarily historical, this collection includes discussions of philosophers from the Middle Ages to the present day, from Aquinas to Wittgenstein. No one seriously interested in questions about realism, whether as a general philosophical outlook or as a particular position within specific debates, can afford to be without this collection
Knowing our own minds by Crispin Wright( Book )

34 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-knowledge is the focus of considerable attention from philosophers: Knowing Our Own Minds gives a much-needed overview of current work on the subject, bringing together new essays by leading figures. Knowledge of one's own sensations, desires, intentions, thoughts, beliefs, and other attitudes is characteristically different from other kinds of knowledge, such as knowledge of other people's mental attributes: it has greater immediacy, authority, and salience. Together these original, stimulating, and closely interlinked essays demonstrate the special relevance of self-knowledge to a broad range of issues in epistemology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language
Fact, science, and morality : essays on A.J. Ayer's Language, truth, and logic by Crispin Wright( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saving the differences : essays on themes from Truth and objectivity by Crispin Wright( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A friend reported that Wittgenstein considered taking a line from King Lear, "I'll teach you differences," as a motto for the Philosophical Investigations. The "differences" he had in mind, of course, were not of the etiquette of rank and station, which the Duke of Kent was keen to enforce, but differences in the role and function of superficially similar language games - differences, in Wittgenstein's famous view, that those very similarities encourage us to overlook, thereby constituting a prime cause of philosophical misunderstandings and confusions. Crispin Wright's Truth and Objectivity explored a wide range of such differences to bring about a far-reaching reorientation of the metaphysical debates concerning realism and truth. The essays in this companion volume prefigure, elaborate, or defend the proposals put forward in that work." "Among the papers are important discussions of coherence conceptions of truth, of Hilary Putnam's most recent views on truth, and of the classical debate between correspondence, coherence, pragmatist, and deflationary conceptions of the notion. Others are concerned with Kripke's famous argument against physicalist conceptions of sensation; the distinction between minimal truth-aptitude and cognitive command; a novel prospectus for a philosophy of vagueness; and a new proposal about the most resilient interpretation of relativism."--Jacket
Frege's conception of numbers as objects by Crispin Wright( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and Portuguese and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reason's proper study : essays towards a neo-Fregean philosophy of mathematics by Bob Hale( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Hale and Crispin Wright draw together the key writings in which they have worked out their distinctive neo-Fregean approach to the philosophy of mathematics
Frege : tradition & influence by Crispin Wright( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rule-following and meaning by Alexander Miller( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rule-following debate, in its concern with the metaphysics and epistemology of linguistic meaning and mental content, goes to the heart of the most fundamental questions of contemporary philosophy of mind and language. This volume gathers together the most important contributions to the topic, including papers by Simon Blackburn, Paul Boghossian, Graeme Forbes, Warren Goldfarb, Paul Horwich, John McDowell, Colin McGinn, Ruth Millikan, Philip Pettit, George Wilson, Crispin Wright, and Jose Zalabardo. The debate has centred on Saul Kripke's reading of the rule-following sections in Wittgenst
Basic laws of arithmetic, derived using concept-script : volumes I & II by Gottlob Frege( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first complete English translation of a groundbreaking work. An ambitious account of the relation of mathematics to logic. Includes a foreword by Crispin Wright, translators' Introduction, and an appendix on Frege's logic by Roy T. Cook. The German philosopher and mathematician Gottlob Frege (1848-1925) was the father of analytic philosophy and to all intents and purposes the inventor of modern logic. Basic Laws of Arithmetic, originally published in German in two volumes (1893, 1903), is Freges magnum opus. It was to be the pinnacle of Freges lifes work. It represents the final stage of his logicist project the idea that arithmetic and analysis are reducible to logic and contains his mature philosophy of mathematics and logic. The aim of Basic Laws of Arithmetic is to demonstrate the logical nature of mathematical theorems by providing gapless proofs in Frege's formal system using only basic laws of logic, logical inference, and explicit definitions. The work contains a philosophical foreword, an introduction to Frege's logic, a derivation of arithmetic from this logic, a critique of contemporary approaches to the real numbers, and the beginnings of a logicist treatment of real analysis. As is well-known, a letter received from Bertrand Russell shortly before the publication of the second volume made Frege realise that his basic law V, governing the identity of value-ranges, leads into inconsistency. Frege discusses a revision to basic law V written in response to Russells letter in an afterword to volume II. The continuing importance of Basic Laws of Arithmetic lies not only in its bearing on issues in the foundations of mathematics and logic but in its model of philosophical inquiry. Frege's ability to locate the essential questions, his integration of logical and philosophical analysis, and his rigorous approach to criticism and argument in general are vividly in evidence in this, his most ambitious work. Philip Ebert and Marcus Rossberg present the first full English translation of both volumes of Freges major work preserving the original formalism and pagination. The edition contains a foreword by Crispin Wright and an extensive appendix providing an introduction to Frege's formal system by Roy T. Cook. Readership: Scholars and advanced students in philosophy of logic, philosophy of mathematics, and early analytic philosophy
Mind, meaning, and knowledge : themes from the philosophy of Crispin Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collective exploration of major themes in the work of Crispin Wright, one of today's leading philosophers. The distinguished contributors address a variety of issues, including truth realism, anti-realism, relativism, and scepticism, and testify to Wright's seminal work on language, mind, metaphysics, and epistemology
Facts and certainty by Crispin Wright( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formel logik by Stephen Read( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formel logik er en grundlæggende, lettilgængelig indføring i klassisk doms- og prædikatslogik beregnet til undervisning på universitetsniveau. Den fokuserer på de semantiske metoder - sandhedstabeller og semantiske træer - frem for bevisteori. Derved giver den et klart og let tilgængeligt overblik over logiske nøglebegreber som 'gyldighed', 'formalisering', 'fortolkning', 'model' og 'modeksempel'. Dens kontante og præcise form såvel som de mange pædagogiske eksempler og øvelser har gjort den til en populær lærebog til introducerende logikkurser i gymnasiet og på videregående uddannelsesinstitu
Essays in the theory of justification by Anna-Sara Malmgren( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thesis consists in three self-contained essays on interrelated topics in the theory of justification. In the first essay -- entitled "Is There A Priori Knowledge by Testimony?"--I examine the rationalist view, defended by Tyler Burge, that our testimonial knowledge (and justification) is sometimes a priori. I argue that this view has extremely implausible consequences, and that Burge's argument for it fails. I also defend a simple, positive account of knowledge by testimony on which it is based on an inference to the best explanation of why a speaker says what he says. On this account, it is never a priori
Ontology, from a fundamentalist point of view by Michael J Raven( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ontology's attempt to uncover what is real can seem alternately profound, obscure, and empty. My aim is to clarify this project. I present and argue against the orthodox view that what is real is what there is. My proposed alternative is that what is real is what is fundamental. I develop this old idea in new ways, showing how it can resist standard difficulties, reshape some live ontological debates, and guide us towards a clearer understanding of whether ontology is as profound as it seems or as obscure or empty as skeptics allege
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A companion to the philosophy of language
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Crispin Wright britischer Philosoph, Begründer des Neo-Logizismus

Crispin Wright British philosopher

Crispin Wright Brits filosoof

Wright, Crispin



Realism, meaning, and truthTruth and objectivityWittgenstein on the foundations of mathematicsRails to infinity : essays on themes from Wittgenstein's Philosophical investigationsReality, representation, and projectionKnowing our own mindsSaving the differences : essays on themes from Truth and objectivityThe reason's proper study : essays towards a neo-Fregean philosophy of mathematicsRule-following and meaning