Cora Diamond. Philosophy in a Realistic Spirit. An Interview by Silver Bronzo
In the rst half of the interview, Diamond discusses various aspects of her intellectual biography, including her rst encounter with philosophy, what it was like to study philosophy at Oxford in the early Sixties, the way she gradually came to Wittgenstein, the decision to become a vegetarian, how this relates to her interest in animal ethics, and how the political climate during the Vietnam War in uenced her decision to move back to the US. In the second half, Diamond discusses major aspects of her philosophy: her reading of Wittgenstein and why it is misleading to call it «quietistic»; her views about conceptual change, rationality and truth; the unity of her theoretical and moral philosophy; and what she nds most attractive in Anscombe and Murdoch.