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Wittgenstein : A Critical Reader - Hans-Johann Glock


A Critical Reader

By: Hans-Johann Glock (Editor)


Published: 8th August 2001
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Exploring all of the central themes of Wittgenstein's oeuvre, this volume includes discussion of core topics such as meaning and use, rule following, the picture theory of language and the nature of philosophy. It also contains topics in which Wittgenstein's influence is becoming more apparent, such as intentionality and ethics. The book provides a wide-ranging collection of newly commissioned essays on Wittgenstein by internationally established philosophers, including Robert L. Arrington, Stewart Candlish, P. M. S. Hacker, Oswald Hanfling, Hide Ishiguro, Howard Mounce, Bede Rundle and D. Z. Phillips. The introductory essay explains the various perspectives of the contributors and offers an introduction to Wittgenstein's work and its development. The essays can profitably be used in conjunction with the selections from Wittgenstein's work assembled in A. J. P. Kenny's The Wittgenstein Reader.

"Fifty years after the death of Ludwig Wittgenstein, it is clearthat his contribution to philosophy will be as important in thetwenty-first century as it was in the twentieth. In this volumeHans-Johann Glock has assembled a number of critical essays bydistinguished scholars which will make a weighty contribution tothe as yet incomplete reception of Wittgenstein. Writing from avariety of standpoints, the authors offer interpretations of theWittgensteinian canon which range between the traditional and theinnovative, but always invite serious consideration, and whichoffer a re-evaluation of contemporary trends in philosophy in thelight of Wittgenstein's insights."
Anthony Kenny, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Oxford University

List of Contributors vii

Preface xi

List of Abbreviations and Primary Sources xxi

1 The Development of Wittgenstein?s Philosophy 1
Hans-Johann Glock

2 The So-called Picture Theory: Language and the World in Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus 26
Hide Ishiguro

3 The Logical System of the Tractatus 47
Howard Mounce

4 Wittgenstein on Intentionality 59
Erich Ammereller

5 Meaning and Understanding 94
Bede Rundle

6 Following a Rule 119
Robert L. Arrington

7 Thinking 138
Oswald Hanfling

8 The Will 156
Stewart Candlish

9 Private Language and Private Experience 174
Severin Schroeder

10 The Inner and the Outer 199
Michel ter Hark

11 Wittgenstein and ?I? 224
David Bakhurst

12 Seeing Aspects 246
Stephen Mulhall

13 Philosophy of Mathematics 268
Pasquale Frascolla

14 Autonomy 289
Hubert Schwyzer

15 Wittgenstein on Scepticism and Certainty 305
A. C. Grayling

16 Philosophy 322
P. M. S. Hacker

17 Ethics, Faith and ?What Can Be Saved? 348
D. Z. Philips

Bibliography 367

Index 374

ISBN: 9780631194378
ISBN-10: 0631194371
Series: Blackwell Critical Readers
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 412
Published: 8th August 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 15.22  x 3.15
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1