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Arrington, Robert L. 1938-2015

Works: 14 works in 166 publications in 1 language and 9,172 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Robert L Arrington
Rationalism, realism, and relativism : perspectives in contemporary moral epistemology by Robert L Arrington( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wittgenstein's Philosophical investigations : text and context by Robert L Arrington( Book )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 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( Book )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 377 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( Book )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exciting introduction to the contribution which the later Wittgenstein made to the philosophy of religion. Although his writings on the subject have been few, Wittgenstein developed influential and controversial theories on both religion (and magic) which emphasize the distinctive nature of religious discourse and how this nature can be misunderstood when viewed in direct competition with science. The contributors of this collection shed new light on the perennial debate between faith and reason. The result is a collection that is both informative and stimulating
Philosophical logic by P. F Strawson( Book )

9 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical logic by Robert L Arrington( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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 mis understood." 3 It is common knowledge that much of this view of logic was rejected by Wittgenstein himself in the Philosophical Investi 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
Western ethics an historical introduction by Robert L Arrington( Recording )

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

A Companion to the Philosophers by Robert L Arrington( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wittgenstein's Philosophical investigations : text and context( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Wittgenstein's Philosophical investigations : text and context
Alternative Names
Arrington, Robert L.

Arrington, Robert Lee, 1938-2015

Robert Arrington American philosopher

Robert Arrington filosofo statunitense

English (99)

Wittgenstein and QuineWittgenstein and philosophy of religionA Companion to the Philosophers