The Tree of Knowledge and Other Essays (Philosophy of History and Culture)

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In an autobiographical introduction the author tells about the two forces which have shaped his intellectual life: philosophy as an academic profession and philosophy as a search for a view of life. The book, accordingly, divides in two parts. The essays in the first part survey developments in logic and analytical philosophy in the perspective of the closing century and in the light of the author's long experience and participation in them. There are also essays on Musil's criticism of Mach, on the Finnish philosopher Eino Kaila's search for a monistic world view, and on Wittgenstein's place on the cultural map of the century. The papers in the second part deal with traits of contemporary civilization which have become problematic thanks to the impact of technological developments on political and social forms of life. Humanism, modernity, and scientific rationality are key-ideas taken up for critical scrutiny.

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Georg Henrik von Wright, a Finnish philosopher, held a research Professorship in the Academy of Finland. He was also Professor at Cornell University. His chief publications are A treatise on induction and probability, An Essay in Modal Logic, Logical Studies, Norm and Action, The Varieties of Goodness, Explanation and Understanding, Wittgenstein, Philosophical Papers I-III.

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