Perspicuous Presentations: Essays on Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Psychology / Edition 1

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This anthology focuses on the extraordinary contributions Wittgenstein made to several areas in the philosophy of psychology - contributions that extend to psychology, psychiatry, sociology and anthropology. To bring them a richly-deserved attention from across the language barrier, Danièle Moyal-Sharrock has translated papers by eminent French Wittgensteinians. They here join ranks with more familiar renowned specialists on Wittgenstein's philosophical psychology. While revealing differences in approach and interests, this coming together of some of the best minds on the subject discloses a surprising degree of consensus, and gives us the clearest picture yet of Wittgenstein as a philosopher of psychology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230527485
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 7/28/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

DANIÈLE MOYAL-SHARROCK is Lecturer in Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. She has significantly contributed to highlighting the importance of Wittgenstein's later corpus. She is the author of Understanding Wittgenstein's On Certainty (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), and the editor of The Third Wittgenstein: The Post-Investigations Works (Ashgate, 2004).

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Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributors
• List of Abbreviations of Works by Wittgenstein
• Introduction--D.Moyal-Sharrock
• Wittgenstein on Fear--J.V.Canfield
• Wittgensteinian Grammar & Philosophy of Mind--S.Chauvier
• The Importance of Being Thoughtful--L.Hertzberg
• Wittgenstein on 'experiencing meaning'--J.Bouveresse
• Revisiting 'The Unconscious'--J.Coulter & W.Sharrock
• Wittgenstein and the Foundations of Cognitive Psychology--R.Harré
• Dispositions or Capacities? Wittgenstein's Social Philosophy of Mind--C.Chauviré
• The Myth of the 'Outer': Wittgenstein's Redefinition of Subjectivity--S.Laugier
• Patterns in the Weave of Life: Wittgenstein's 'Lebensmuster'--J.Rosat
• Wittgenstein on 'The sort of explanation one longs for'--F.Cioffi
• Wittgenstein on Psychological Certainty--D.Moyal-Sharrock
• Criteria and Defeasibility: When Good Evidence is not Good Enough
• E.J.Loomis
• 'Tennis Without a Ball': Wittgenstein on 'Secondary Sense'--M.Hark
• The Cradle of Language: Making Sense of Bodily Connexions--S.J.Cowley
• Getting Clear About Perspicuous Representations: Wittgenstein, Baker & Fodor--D.D.Hutto

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