Wittgenstein's Later Theory of Meaning: Imagination and Calculation

Wittgenstein's Later Theory of Meaning: Imagination and Calculation

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By exploring the significance of Wittgenstein’s later texts relating to the philosophy of language, Wittgenstein’s Later Theory of Meaning offers insights that will transform our understanding of the influential 20th-century philosopher.

  • Explores the significance of Wittgenstein’s later texts relating to the philosophy of

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By exploring the significance of Wittgenstein’s later texts relating to the philosophy of language, Wittgenstein’s Later Theory of Meaning offers insights that will transform our understanding of the influential 20th-century philosopher.

  • Explores the significance of Wittgenstein’s later texts relating to the philosophy of language, and offers new insights that transform our understanding of the influential 20th-century philosopher
  • Provides original interpretations of  the systematic points about language in Wittgenstein’s later writings that reveal his theory of meaning
  • Engages in close readings of a variety of Wittgenstein’s later texts to explore what the philosopher really had to say about ‘kinds of words’ and ‘parts of speech’
  • Frees Wittgenstein from his reputation as an unsystematic thinker with nothing to offer but ‘therapy’ for individual cases of philosophical confusion

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118642160
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/14/2014
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
File size:
271 KB

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"Schneider's penetrating and original reading transformed my understanding of the later Wittgenstein."

—Robert B. Brandom, University of Pittsburgh

“Schneider’s originality shows itself in his forceful way of pointing out that certain insights articulated by Wittgenstein can be used to clarify those aspects of the Frege-Dummett project of constructing a systematic theory of meaning that may continue to inspire imaginative new work in the philosophy of language.”

—Joachim Schulte, University of Zurich

Meet the Author

Hans Julius Schneider is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Potsdam. His publications include Phantasie und Kalkül (1992) and Religion (2008). He also served as a co-editor of the journal Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie for a number of years and has made several contributions to this publication as well as numerous other philosophical essay collections.

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