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Ludwig Wittgenstein is one of the most important and influential philosophers of the twentieth century, but he is also one of the least accessible. This volume provides a comprehensible guide to his work by a wide range of experts who are actively engaged in new work on Wittgenstein. The essays, which are both expository and original, address central themes in his philosophy of mind, language, logic, and mathematics and clarify the connections among the different stages in the development of his work.

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The essays in this volume address central themes in Wittgenstein's writings on the philosophy of mind, language, logic, and mathematics.

Synopsis:

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) is one of the most important and influential philosophers of the twentieth century, and also one of the least accessible. This volume provides a comprehensive guide to his work by a wide range of experts who address central themes in his philosophy.

Synopsis:

Ludwig Wittgenstein is one of the most important and influential philosophers of the twentieth century, but he is also one of the least accessible. This volume provides a comprehensible guide to his work by a wide range of experts who are actively engaged in new work on Wittgenstein. The essays, which are both expository and original, address central themes in his philosophy of mind, language, logic, and mathematics and clarify the connections among the different stages in the development of his work.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 477-495) and index.

Table of Contents

1. Ludwig Wittgenstein: life and work an introduction Hans Sluga; 2. Wittgenstein's critique of philosophy Robert J. Fogelin; 3. Pictures, logic, and the limits of sense in Wittgenstein's Tractatus Thomas Ricketts; 4. Fitting versus tracking: Wittgenstein on representation Donna M. Summerfield; 5. Philosophy as grammar Newton Garver; 6. A philosophy of mathematics between two camps Steve Gerrard; 7. Necessity and normativity Hans-Johann Glock; 8. Wittgenstein, mathematics, and ethics: resisting the attractions of realism Cora Diamond; 9. Notes and afterthoughts on the opening of Wittgenstein's Investigations Stanley Cavell; 10. Mind, meaning, and practice Barry Stroud; 11. 'Whose house is that?' Wittgenstein on the self Hans Sluga; 12. The question of linguistic idealism revisited David Bloor; 13. Forms of life: mapping the rough ground Naomi Scheman; 14. Certainties of a world-picture: the epistemological investigations of On Certainty Michael Kober; 15. The availability of Wittgenstein's philosophy David Stern.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521465915
Editor:
Sluga, Hans
Editor:
Stern, David G.
Editor:
Sluga, Hans
Editor:
Hans D., Sluga
Editor:
Stern, David G.
Author:
Sluga, Hans
Author:
Stern, David G.
Author:
Sluga, Hans D.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Logic
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
History, Criticism, Surveys
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
Wittgenstein, ludwig, 1889-1951
Subject:
Wittgenstein, Ludwig
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
History & Surveys - General
Subject:
PHILOSOPHY / Logic
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
Series Volume:
166
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
524
Dimensions:
8.96x5.97x1.29 in. 1.53 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The essays in this volume address central themes in Wittgenstein's writings on the philosophy of mind, language, logic, and mathematics.
"Synopsis" by , Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) is one of the most important and influential philosophers of the twentieth century, and also one of the least accessible. This volume provides a comprehensive guide to his work by a wide range of experts who address central themes in his philosophy.
"Synopsis" by , Ludwig Wittgenstein is one of the most important and influential philosophers of the twentieth century, but he is also one of the least accessible. This volume provides a comprehensible guide to his work by a wide range of experts who are actively engaged in new work on Wittgenstein. The essays, which are both expository and original, address central themes in his philosophy of mind, language, logic, and mathematics and clarify the connections among the different stages in the development of his work.
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