In Search of a New Humanism

The Philosophy of Georg Henrik von Wright

  • Rosaria Egidi

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 282)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Von Wright and “Dante’s Dream” Stages in a Philosophical Pilgrim’s Progress

  3. Von Wright: Interpreter of Wittgenstein and the Analytic Tradition

    1. Georg Henrik Von Wright
      Pages 35-46
    2. Carlo Penco
      Pages 47-53
    3. Cesare Cozzo
      Pages 55-63
    4. Massimo Dell’utri
      Pages 69-78
    5. Joachim Schulte
      Pages 79-91
    6. Avrum Stroll
      Pages 93-96
    7. Marilena Andronico
      Pages 97-102
  4. Modes of Practical Rationality: Actions, Intentions, and Will

  5. Philosophical Logic and Normative Discourse

    1. Dag Prawitz
      Pages 157-161
    2. Carlo Cellucci
      Pages 171-174
    3. Maria Luisa Dalla Chiara, Roberto Giuntini
      Pages 175-182
    4. Eugenio Bulygin
      Pages 183-191
    5. Amedeo G. Conte
      Pages 205-214
    6. Paolo Di Lucia
      Pages 215-220
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 221-250

About this book


This collection of essays presents a systematic and up-to-date survey of the main aspects of Georg Henrik von Wright's philosophy, tracing the general humanistic leitmotiv to be found in his vast, varied output. The analysis covers the developments in Von Wright's thought up to the end of the 1990s. The essays are arranged thematically to focus on the chief areas of Von Wright's interests: practical rationality; human action and determinism; philosophical logic and theories of norms; research in the analytical tradition; and Wittgenstein studies.
Readership: Scholars and students of moral philosophy, logic, psychology, sociology, cognitive science and the history of contemporary philosophy.


Immanuel Kant Ludwig Wittgenstein discourse idea justice language logic mind truth will

Editors and affiliations

  • Rosaria Egidi
    • 1
  1. 1.Università Roma TreRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5260-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1852-3
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