Wittgenstein / Edition 1

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Overview

This is a lucid and highly readable account of Wittgenstein's philosophy, set against the background of his extraordinary life and character. Woven together with a biographical narrative, this book is ideal for students seeking a clear and concise introduction to the work of this seminal 20th century philosopher.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745626161
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/10/2006
  • Series: Key Contemporary Thinkers Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Severin Schroeder is a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Oxford, Lady Margaret Hall and Christ Church, University of Oxford.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Abbreviations..

Chapter 1: Between Vienna and Cambridge.

1.1 The Wittgensteins.

1.2 Vienna.

1.3 Moral Solipsism.

1.4 Aviator or Philosopher.

1.5 Logic.

1.6 Norway and the War..

Chapter 2: Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.

2.0 Logic and Sins.

2.1 Foundations: Referentialism, Analysis, Determinacy & Bi-polarity.

2.2 Logical Atomism.

2.3 Pictures: Language & Thought.

2.4 Logic.

2.5 Whereof One Cannot Speak.

(a) Sense, logical syntax, internal properties and formal concepts.

(b) The logical form of reality.

(c) Solipsism.

(d) Ethics.

(e) The Tractatus Paradox..

Chapter 3: Schoolmaster, Architect and Professor of Philosophy..

Chapter 4: Philosophical Investigations.

4.0 Only an Album.

4.1 The Dissolution of Logical Atomism.

(a) Referentialism.

(b) Determinacy of sense.

(c) Logical analysis.

(d) Bi-polarity.

(e) Essentialism.

(f) Meaning through meaning.

4.2 The Nature of Philosophy.

4.3 Meaning and Use.

4.4 The Philosophical Problem about Mental Processes and States.

4.5 Understanding and Meaning An instructive misinterpretation.

4.6 The Inner-Object Conception of Sensations.

(a) The Ascribability Argument.

(b) The Idle-Wheel Argument.

(c) Knowledge of other minds.

(d) The No-Criterion Argument.

(e) An understandable use.

(f) The grammar of a sensation word.

4.7 Actions and Reasons.

(a) Voluntary action.

(b) Acting for reasons..

Chapter 5: The final years.

Chapter 6: After Wittgenstein.

6.1 Oxford Philosophy & American Philosophy.

6.2 Challenges to Wittgenstein's Philosophy.

(a) Attacks on the distinction between conceptual and empirical statements.

(b) Attacks on the common-sense view of linguistic meaning.

(c) Putnam's criticism of 'logical behaviourism'.

Further Reading.

Bibliography.

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