Reading Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations: A Beginners Guide is written for anyone who faces the challenge of reading Philosophical Investigations. John J. Ross guides the reader slowly through each relevant section of text, explaining and elaborating key ideas, and providing the philosophical and biographical background that illuminates the problems Wittgenstein is addressing. Reading Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations is designed to be used in the examination of the Investigations as a whole or in part; the reader can focus solely on Mathematics or Psychology, if needed. While Ross does address some of the philosophical controversies surrounding Wittgenstein's ideas, the discussions are appropriate for an undergraduate, so the book can be used fruitfully by anyone with that level of education who has an interest in Wittgenstein's seminal work.
Chapter 1: Building Blocks Chapter 2: The Old Way of Thinking Chapter 3: The New Way Chapter 4: The Grammar of Philosophy Chapter 5: The Grammar of Mathematics Chapter 6: The Grammar of Experience Chapter 7: The Grammar of Psychology Chapter 8: Part II Chapter 9: What Does It All Mean?