Explanation and Understanding
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By (author) G. H. von Wright
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Explanation and Understanding by G. H. von Wright
Book Description"Explanation and Understanding, perhaps von Wright's best-known book, showed the influence of Wittgenstein, but marked a clean break with the positivism of his youth. He suggested that human action could not be explained causally by scientific or 'natural' laws, but had to be understood 'intentionally'-a concept connected with wants and beliefs developed in a social and cultural context."-Daily Telegraph"This is a very good book packed with much original material; it also contains illuminating reinterpretations of some familiar theories and arguments. The range of topics treated includes causation, action, verification of gnomic statements, practical inference and its use in the explanation of action, and the structure of explanation in history."-Philosophical Review
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801489365
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author G. H. von Wright
Zettel, Paperback (March 2007)
Collects fragments from Wittgenstein's work between 1929 and 1948 on issues of the mind, mathematics, and language.
Culture and Value, Paperback (January 1998)
Completely revised throughout, Culture and Value is a selection from Wittgensteina s notebooks ---- on the nature of art, religion, culture, and the nature of philosophical activity.
Last Writings on the Philosophy of Psychology, Paperback (February 1990)» View all books by G. H. von Wright
A first volume of Wittgenstein's "Last Writings on the Philosophy of Psychology" was written between October 1948 and March 1949, when the philosopher had moved to Dublin and was having one of his most fruitful working periods.
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