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 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 ...

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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

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

—Robert B. Brandom, University of Pittsburgh

“Schneider’s originality shows itself in hisforceful way of pointing out that certain insights articulated byWittgenstein can be used to clarify those aspects of theFrege-Dummett project of constructing a systematic theory ofmeaning that may continue to inspire imaginative new work in thephilosophy of language.”

—Joachim Schulte, University of Zurich

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  • ISBN-13: 9781118642306
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/16/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Hans Julius Schneider is Professor Emeritus of Philosophyat the University of Potsdam. His publications include Phantasieund Kalkül (1992) and Religion (2008). He alsoserved as a co-editor of the journal Deutsche Zeitschriftfür Philosophie for a number of years and has made severalcontributions to this publication as well as numerous otherphilosophical essay collections.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Foreword by Charles Taylor viii

Introduction 1

1 The Fregean Perspective and Concomitant Expectations OneBrings to Wittgenstein 7

2 How a Language Game Becomes Extended 21

3 Kinds of Expression 35

4 “Function” in Language Games and in SententialContexts 47

5 The Sound of a Sentence I: Singing from the Score 67

6 Projection: No Mere Mapping but a Creative Activity 83

7 The Sound of a Sentence II: Surface Grammar 98

8 Complexity 104

9 An Integration of Wittgenstein and Frege? 115

10 Dummett’s Doubts and Frege’s Concept of“Sense” 128

11 Wittgenstein on “Communicating Something” 137

12 “Grammatical Sense” and “SyntacticMetaphor”: A Wittgensteinian Solution 152

13 A “Theory of Meaning” – In What Sense66

Index 180

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