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Pictorial Truth: Essays on Wittgenstein, Realism, and Conservatism

The most excellent Kristóf Nyíri has alerted me to his freely available self-published book Pictorial Truth: Essays on Wittgenstein, Realism, and Conservatism. Kristóf and I have corresponded intermittently over about thirty years, my coming to him first through his absolutely fascinating early-to-late eighties work on Wittgenstein when, pre-web, I wrote to him expressing my enthusiasms. He has,…

Sir Alistair MacFarlane on Michael Oakeshott

Sir Alistair MacFarlane on the significance of Oakeshott in Philosophy Now. I wouldn’t have guessed that the featured portrait painting is of Oakeshott: it is indeed Maurice Cranston. Alistair MacFarlaneexperience and its modesJohn Stuart MillLiberalismLudwig WittgensteinMichael Oakeshotton human conductPhilosophy

Bernard Williams on on Gilbert Ryle

William review of Ryle’s posthumously published On Thinking. I paste in the text below image in case the free access is withdrawn. BTW, Ryle was born on this day in 1900. He was an exceptionally nice man, friendly, generous, uncondescending, unpretentious, and, for a well-known professional philosopher, startlingly free from vanity. . . . he conveyed a…