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The Oxford Handbook of Wittgenstein

ISBN : 9780198708995

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Author: 
Oskari Kuusela; Marie McGinn
Pages
840 Pages
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Paperback
Size
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
Dec 2014
Series
Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy
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Since the middle of the 20th century Ludwig Wittgenstein has been an exceptionally influential and controversial figure wherever philosophy is studied. This is the most comprehensive volume ever published on Wittgenstein: thirty-five leading scholars explore the whole range of his thought, offering critical engagement and original interpretation, and tracing his philosophical development. Topics discussed include logic and mathematics, language and mind, epistemology, philosophical methodology, religion, ethics, and aesthetics. Wittgenstein's relation to other founders of analytic philosophy such as Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell, and G. E. Moore is explored. This Handbook is the place to look for a full understanding of Wittgenstein's special importance to modern philosophy.

Index: 

PART I: INTRODUCTION
Editors' Introduction
1. Wittgenstein and Biography
PART II: LOGIC AND THE PHILOSOPHY OF MATHEMATICS
2. Wittgenstein Reads Russell
3. Assertion, Saying, and Propositional Complexity in Wittgenstein's Tractatus
4. Wittgenstein and Frege
5. Wittgenstein and Infinity
6. Wittgenstein on Mathematics
7. Wittgenstein on Surveyability of Proofs
8. From Logical Method to 'Messing About': Wittgenstein on 'Open Problems' in Mathematics
PART III: PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE
9. The Proposition's Progress
10. Logical Atomism in Russell and Wittgenstein
11. The Tractatus and the Limits of Sense
12. The Life of the Sign: Rule-Following, Practice, and Agreement
13. Meaning and Understanding
14. Wittgenstein and Idealism
15. Private Language
16. Very General Facts of Nature
PART IV: PHILOSOPHY OF MIND
17. Wittgenstein on the First Person
18. Private Experience and Sense Data
19. Privacy
20. Wittgenstein on Action and the Will
21. Wittgenstein on Criteria and the Problem of Other Minds
22. Wittgenstein on the Experience of Meaning and Secondary Use
PART V: EPISTEMOLOGY
23. Wittgenstein on Scepticism
24. Wittgenstein and Moore
25. Wittgenstein on Intuition, Rule-following, and Certainty: Exchanges with Brouwer and Russell
PART VI: METHOD
26. The Development of Wittgenstein's Philosophy
27. Wittgenstein's Methods
28. Grammar in the Philosophical Investigations
29. Wittgenstein's Use of Examples
30. Aspect Perception and Philosophical Difficulty
31. Writing Philosophy as Poetry: Literary Form in Wittgenstein
32. Wittgenstein and the Moral Dimension of Philosophical Problems
PART VII: RELIGION, AESTHETICS, ETHICS
33. Wittgenstein on Religious Belief
34. Wittgenstein on Aesthetics
35. Wittgenstein and Ethics
Index

About the author: 

Oskari Kuusela is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of East Anglia. He is the author of The Struggle Against Dogmatism: Wittgenstein and the Concept of Philosophy (Harvard UP, 2008) and the co-editor of Wittgenstein's Interpreters: Essays in Memory of Gordon Baker (Blackwell, 2007). ; Professor Marie McGinn is Professor Emerita of the University of York, and Professor of Philosophy at the University of East Anglia. She is author of Sense and Certainty (Blackwell, 1989), Wittgenstein and the Philosophical Investigations (Routledge, 1997), Elucidating the Tractatus: Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy of Logic and Language (OUP, 2007), and Wittgenstein and the Philosophical Investigations, 2nd Edition (Routledge, forthcoming).

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