Frank Ramsey and the Realistic Spirit

  • S. J. Methven

Part of the History of Analytic Philosophy book series (History of Analytic Philosophy)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. S. J. Methven
      Pages 1-11
  3. The Realistic Spirit

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
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      Pages 15-38
    3. S. J. Methven
      Pages 39-52
    4. S. J. Methven
      Pages 53-74
  4. Meaning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. S. J. Methven
      Pages 77-115
    3. S. J. Methven
      Pages 116-131
    4. S. J. Methven
      Pages 132-167
  5. Mathematics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. S. J. Methven
      Pages 171-197
    3. S. J. Methven
      Pages 198-213
  6. Influence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. S. J. Methven
      Pages 217-237
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 238-270

About this book


This book attempts to explicate and expand upon Frank Ramsey's notion of the realistic spirit. In so doing, it provides a systematic reading of his work, and demonstrates the extent of Ramsey's genius as evinced by both his responses to the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, and the impact he had on Wittgenstein's later philosophical insights.


Bertrand Russell George Berkeley inquiry knowledge logic Ludwig Wittgenstein mathematics philosophy reason

Authors and affiliations

  • S. J. Methven
    • 1
  1. 1.Worcester CollegeUniversity of OxfordUK

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