The Resource Leading a human life : Wittgenstein, intentionality, and romanticism, Richard Eldridge

Leading a human life : Wittgenstein, intentionality, and romanticism, Richard Eldridge

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Leading a human life : Wittgenstein, intentionality, and romanticism
Title
Leading a human life
Title remainder
Wittgenstein, intentionality, and romanticism
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Richard Eldridge
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Beginning from the Kantian and post-Kantian efforts to maintain a connection between intentionality and conscience, but without assuming any dogmatic metaphysical system, Richard Eldridge argues in Leading a Human Life that human persons are caught up in a continuing effort to bring their intentionality and powers of practical reason to full and fit expression. Contrary to the claims of both dogmatism and naturalism, human life remains haunted by the question, "How might I, in interaction with those around me, effectively form and choose a life of expressive freedom?"
  • Eldridge reads Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations as a sustained, self-interrogative internal monologue that is concerned continuously with this question, embracing both ethics and philosophy of mind. Its protagonist struggles to bring his powers of spontaneity into coherent expression in human life. By following this effort, we can find grounds for resisting underdescriptions of human life that rest on overly simple accounts of either thinking or right action. Leading a human life becomes a creative act, akin to writing a poem, of continuously seeking to overcome both complacency and skepticism. Eldridge's careful reconstruction of the central motive of Wittgenstein's work will influence all subsequent scholarship on it
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DLC
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1953-
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Eldridge, Richard Thomas
Index
index present
LC call number
B3376.W563
LC item number
P53238 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Wittgenstein, Ludwig
  • Wittgenstein, Ludwig
  • Intentionality (Philosophy)
  • Romanticism
  • Intentionality (Philosophy)
  • Romanticism
  • Philosophische Untersuchungen (Wittgenstein)
  • Intentionaliteit
  • Romantiek
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Leading a human life : Wittgenstein, intentionality, and romanticism, Richard Eldridge
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-296) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: philosophical thinking beyond dogmatism and nihilism -- Intentionality and idealism: Hegel, Kant, and freedom -- Toward a critique of critique: Fichte, Schiller, Schlegel, and Poesis -- Wittgenstein's writerliness and its repressions -- Augustine's misbegotten conversion: proposal and rebuke -- Simples and samples: realism versus the ordinary -- Perspicuous representations and anxieties of the normal -- Following a rule: conceptual consciousness and the wish for absolute assurance -- "Inner experience," the exhaustion of temptation, remembrance, gratitude
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 300 pages
Isbn
9780226203126
Lccn
97007998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36501340
  • (OCoLC)ocm36501340
Label
Leading a human life : Wittgenstein, intentionality, and romanticism, Richard Eldridge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: philosophical thinking beyond dogmatism and nihilism -- Intentionality and idealism: Hegel, Kant, and freedom -- Toward a critique of critique: Fichte, Schiller, Schlegel, and Poesis -- Wittgenstein's writerliness and its repressions -- Augustine's misbegotten conversion: proposal and rebuke -- Simples and samples: realism versus the ordinary -- Perspicuous representations and anxieties of the normal -- Following a rule: conceptual consciousness and the wish for absolute assurance -- "Inner experience," the exhaustion of temptation, remembrance, gratitude
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 300 pages
Isbn
9780226203126
Lccn
97007998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36501340
  • (OCoLC)ocm36501340

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