Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

ISBN-10: 0415452562
ISBN-13: 9780415452564
Edition: 2nd 2013
Authors: Marie McGinn
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/22/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.836

Wittgenstein is one of the most important and influential twentieth-century philosophers in the western tradition. In his Philosophical Investigations he undertakes a radical critique of analytical philosophy's approach to both the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind. The Routledge Guidebook to Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigationsintroduces and assesses:Wittgenstein's lifeThe principal ideas of the Philosophical InvestigationsSome of the principal disputes concerning the interpretation of his workWittgenstein's philosophical method and its connection with the form of the text.With further reading included throughout, this guidebook is essential reading for all students of philosophy, and all those wishing to get to grips with this masterpiece.

Series editor's preface
Preface to the second edition
Abbreviations
Introduction
Style and method
Introduction
The idea of grammatical investigation
The rejection of philosophical theories
Philosophy as therapy
'… the philosophical problems should completely disappear'
References and further reading
Wittgenstein's critique of Augustine
Introduction
'Five red apples'
'Block!', 'Pillar!', 'Slab!', 'Beam!'
Meaning and use
Ostensive definition
Everything lies open to view
References and further reading
Rules and rule-following
Introduction
Kripke on Wittgenstein and rule-following
Responses to Kripke: Wright versus McDowell
The connection between meaning and use
Meaning and understanding
The connection between a rule and its application
The logical 'must'
References and further reading
Privacy and private language
Introduction
The idea of a private language
Our ordinary sensation language
The private language argument
The role of private ostensive definition in our ordinary sensation language
References and further reading
The inner and the outer
Introduction
Pain and pain-behaviour
The idea of the private object
The indeterminacy of our psychological language-game
Pain is not a something, but not a nothing either
Criteria
References and further reading
Intentionality: thinking, imagining, believing
Introduction
Thinking
Thought and language
Speaking to oneself
Imagining
'"I" is not a name'
Believing: Moore's Paradox
References and further reading
Intentionality: thinking, expecting, intending
Introduction
Thought: the harmony between thought and reality
Thought: catching reality in its net
Wishing and expecting
Intending
References and further reading
Seeing and seeing aspects
Introduction
The visual room
Seeing and seeing-as
Seeing and describing what you see
References and further reading
Bibliography
Index

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