The New Wittgenstein

The New Wittgenstein

by Alice Crary
     
 

The New Wittgenstein offers a major reevaluation of Wittgenstein's thinking. This stellar collection of original essays by the "third wave" of Wittgenstein critics presents a significantly different portrait of the philosopher, not as a proponent of metaphysical theories but as an advocate of philosophy as therapya means of helping us grasp the essence of

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The New Wittgenstein offers a major reevaluation of Wittgenstein's thinking. This stellar collection of original essays by the "third wave" of Wittgenstein critics presents a significantly different portrait of the philosopher, not as a proponent of metaphysical theories but as an advocate of philosophy as therapya means of helping us grasp the essence of thought and language by attending to our everyday forms of expression. Boldly criticizing standard interpretations and offering unorthodox perspectives, these controversial essays will change the way we look at Wittgenstein's entire body of work.

Contributors: Stanley Cavell, David Cerbone, James Conant, Alice Crary, Cora Diamond, David Finkelstein, Juliette Floyd, P.M.S. Hacker, John McDowell, Hilary Putnam, Rupert Read, Martin Stone, Edward Witherspoon.

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No, there have been no new treatises channeled to a medium by the German philosopher Wittgenstein (1889-1951), but US and British scholars of philosophy here re-evaluate his thinking, challenging some firmly established assumptions. In 14 essays they clarify his modes of philosophical criticism and shed light on the relations between his thought and different philosophical traditions and areas of human concern. They cover the illusory comfort of an external standpoint in his later writings, and the as a forerunner of his later writings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415173193
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/27/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.85(d)

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