Wittgenstein and His Interpreters: Essays in Memory of Gordon Baker

Wittgenstein and His Interpreters: Essays in Memory of Gordon Baker

by Guy Kahane
     
 

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Comprising specially commissioned essays from some of the most significant contributors to the field, this volume provides a uniquely authoritative and thorough survey of the main lines of Wittgenstein scholarship over the past 50 years, tracing the history and current trends as well as anticipating the future shape of work on Wittgenstein.

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Comprising specially commissioned essays from some of the most significant contributors to the field, this volume provides a uniquely authoritative and thorough survey of the main lines of Wittgenstein scholarship over the past 50 years, tracing the history and current trends as well as anticipating the future shape of work on Wittgenstein.

  • The first collection of its kind, this volume presents a range of perspectives on the different approaches to the philosophy of Wittgenstein
  • Written by leading experts from America, Britain, and Europe
  • Provides a much needed overview of the complex landscape of Wittgenstein exegesis and Wittgensteinian approaches to philosophy
  • Assesses the current state, aims, and future of Wittgenstein scholarship
  • An essential guide for both students and scholars

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“If the main function of a book like this is to stimulate readers to thoughts of their own, then it succeeds admirably in its task.”  (Scribd Feed, 1 December 2012)

"An excellent survey ... .The essays are important contributions to the scholarship of Wittgenstein interpretation." (Philosophical Investigations, July 2009)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118592601
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/20/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"Wittgenstein and his Interpreters is an exceptionally stimulating collection and a fine tribute to Gordon Baker, whose work on Wittgenstein leads us to see new aspects and to appreciate new possibilities. The rich variety of approaches to Wittgenstein represented in this collection will enable readers to engage more deeply with Wittgenstein’s thought, even as they become aware of the wide range of alternative ways in which his thought can be understood."
Cora Diamond, University of Virginia

"Gordon Baker was the most innovative and simply the most important reader of later Wittgenstein of his time. Thus he richly deserves a festschrift, and this volume is full of riches. It is encouraging to see a number of the papers engaging closely with Baker's own work. Particularly welcome is Katherine Morris's highly-Bakerian essay on Wittgenstein's method."
Rupert Read, University of East Anglia

Meet the Author

Guy Kahane is Deputy Director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at Oxford University.

Edward Kanterian is lecturer in philosophy at Trinity College and Jesus College, Oxford.

Oskari Kuusela is an Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Philosophy, University of Helsinki.

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