The Oxford Handbook of Wittgenstein

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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, ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199287505
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 1/13/2012
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 1,122,451
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet 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).

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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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction
Editors' Introduction, Oskari Kuusela and Marie McGinn
1. Wittgenstein and Biography, Brian McGuinness
Part II: Logic and the Philosophy of Mathematics
2. Wittgenstein Reads Russell, Gregory Landini
3. Assertion, Saying, and Propositional Complexity in Wittgenstein's Tractatus, Colin Johnston
4. Wittgenstein and Frege, Wolfgang Kienzler
5. Wittgenstein and Infinity, A. W. Moore
6. Wittgenstein on Mathematics, Michael Potter
7. Wittgenstein on Surveyability of Proofs, Matthieu Marion
8. From Logical Method to 'Messing About': Wittgenstein on 'Open Problems' in Mathematics, Simo Saatela
Part III: Philosophy of Language
9. The Proposition's Progress, Charles Travis
10. Logical Atomism in Russell and Wittgenstein, Ian Proops
11. The Tractatus and the Limits of Sense, Cora Diamond
12. The Life of the Sign: Rule-Following, Practice, and Agreement, Edward Minar
13. Meaning and Understanding, Barry Stroud
14. Wittgenstein and Idealism, David R. Cerbone
15. Private Language, David Stern
16. Very General Facts of Nature, Lars Hertzberg
Part IV: Philosophy of Mind
17. Wittgenstein on the First Person, William Child
18. Private Experience and Sense Data, Paul Snowdon
19. Privacy, Joachim Schulte
20. Wittgenstein on Action and the Will, John Hyman
21. Wittgenstein on Criteria and the Problem of Other Minds, Edward Witherspoon
22. Wittgenstein on the Experience of Meaning and Secondary Use, Michel ter Hark
Part V: Epistemology
23. Wittgenstein on Scepticism, Duncan Pritchard
24. Wittgenstein and Moore, Thomas Baldwin
25. Wittgenstein on Intuition, Rule-following, and Certainty: Exchanges with Brouwer and Russell, Kim van Gennip
Part VI: Method
26. The Development of Wittgenstein's Philosophy, Oskari Kuusela
27. Wittgenstein's Methods, James Conant
28. Grammar in the Philosophical Investigations, Marie McGinn
29. Wittgenstein's Use of Examples, Beth Savickey
30. Aspect Perception and Philosophical Difficulty, Avner Baz
31. Writing Philosophy as Poetry: Literary Form in Wittgenstein, Marjorie Perloff
32. Wittgenstein and the Moral Dimension of Philosophical Problems, Joel Backstrom
Part VII: Religion, Aesthetics, Ethics
33. Wittgenstein on Religious Belief, Stephen Mulhall
34. Wittgenstein on Aesthetics, Malcolm Budd
35. Wittgenstein and Ethics, Anne-Marie S. Christensen
Index

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