Wittgenstein, Mind and Meaning: Towards a Social Conception of Mind

Wittgenstein, Mind and Meaning: Towards a Social Conception of Mind

by Meredith Williams
     
 

Wittgenstein, Mind and Meaning offers a provocative re-reading of Wittgenstein's later writings on language and mind, and explores the tensions between Wittgenstein's ideas and contemporary cognitivist conceptions of the mental. This book addresses both Wittgenstein's later works as well as contemporary issues in philosophy of mind. It provides fresh insight

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Wittgenstein, Mind and Meaning offers a provocative re-reading of Wittgenstein's later writings on language and mind, and explores the tensions between Wittgenstein's ideas and contemporary cognitivist conceptions of the mental. This book addresses both Wittgenstein's later works as well as contemporary issues in philosophy of mind. It provides fresh insight into the later Wittgenstein and raises vital questions about the foundations of cognitivism and its wider implications for psychology and cognitive science.

Editorial Reviews

Mind
...represents one of the most subtle and sustained developments available of the communitarian or social reading of Wittgenstein's later work.
Philosophical Investigations
a remarkably clear and immensely rewarding book.
Jeff Coulter
Williams' engagement with various themes in Wittgenstein's later writings is highly original, and her arguments should stimulate all of us who work in these areas of inquiry. This is a truly superb contribution to current philosophical debates.
David Bloor
sacrifices nothing in terms of rigour or sensitivity to textual detail, but manages to turn the discussion in such a way that issues of real significance are once again on the philosophical agenda.
From the Publisher
'Wittgenstein, Mind and Meaning represents one of the most subtle and sustained developments available of the communitarian or social reading of Wittgenstein's later work.'
- Mind

'A remarkably clear and immensely rewarding book.'
- Philosophical Investigations

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415287562
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/18/2002
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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