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Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations : A Critical Guide - Dr. Arif Ahmed

Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

A Critical Guide

By: Dr. Arif Ahmed (Editor)

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Published: 13th May 2010
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Published in 1953, Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations had a deeply unsettling effect upon our most basic philosophical ideas concerning thought, sensation, and language. Its claim that philosophical questions of meaning necessitate a close analysis of the way we use language continues to influence Anglo-American philosophy today. However, its compressed and dialogic prose is not always easy to follow. This collection of essays deepens but also challenges our understanding of the work's major themes, such as the connection between meaning and use, the nature of concepts, thought and intentionality, and language games. Bringing together leading philosophers and Wittgenstein scholars, it offers a genuinely critical approach, developing new perspectives and demonstrating Wittgenstein's relevance for contemporary philosophy. This volume will appeal to readers interested in the later Wittgenstein, in addition to those interested in the philosophy of language, the philosophy of mind, metaphysics and epistemology.

List of contributorsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
From referentialism to human action: the Augustinian theory of languagep. 11
What's doing? Activity, naming and Wittgenstein's response to Augustinep. 30
Measure for measure? "Wittgenstein on language-game criteria and the Paris standard metre barp. 49
Wittgenstein on family resemblance conceptsp. 66
Wittgenstein on conceptsp. 88
Wittgenstein vs contextualismp. 109
Wittgenstein and the linguistic turnp. 129
Rorty's Wittgensteinp. 145
Are meaning, understanding, etc. definite states?p. 162
Another strand in die private language argumentp. 178
Deductive inference and aspect perceptionp. 197
Remembering intentionsp. 218
Bibliographyp. 235
Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9780521886130
ISBN-10: 0521886139
Series: Cambridge Critical Guides
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 13th May 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.8  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.55