Frank Ramsey and the Realistic Spirit (History of Analytic Philosophy)
Released! 09/16/2015
Frank Ramsey and the Realistic Spirit (History of Analytic Philosophy)
by Steven Methven
Hardcover

This volume tracks Ramsey's philosophical development over the course of his short life, arguing that there runs throughout Ramsey's work a methodological commitment to philosophising in what he called 'the realistic spirit', a commitment which is only given that name by him in 1929, the final year of his life. This commitment is characterised by the rejection of various (though not all) forms of realism, not as false, but as nonsensical. A large part of the book is concerned with charac... read more