Released on 2017-07-15Categories Language and languages

Philosophical Investigations

Philosophical Investigations

Author: Michael O'Sullivan

Publisher: Macat Library

ISBN: 1912127687

Category: Language and languages

Page: 98

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Many still consider Ludwig Wittgenstein's 1953 Philosophical Investigations to be one of the breakthrough works of twentieth-century philosophy. The book sets out a radically new conception of philosophy itself, and demonstrates all the attributes of a fine analytical mind. Taking an argument from Plato and subjecting it to detailed (and very clear) analysis, Wittgenstein shows his understanding of how the sequence and function of differing parts of a highly-complex argument can be broken down and assessed. In so doing, he reaches a logical position of simultaneous agreement and disagreement with Plato's philosophical position. Philosophical Investigations is also a powerful example of the skill of interpretation. Philosophical problems often arise from confusions in the use of language - and the way to solve these problems, Wittgenstein posits, is by clarifying language use. He argues that philosophers must study ordinary uses of language and examine how people use it as a tool in their everyday lives. In this highly-interpretative way, the meaning of a word or sentence becomes relative to the context (people, culture, community) in which it is used. Rather than debate abstract problems, Wittgenstein urges philosophers to concern themselves with ordinary life and the concrete situations in which humans find themselves.
Released on 2017-07-05Categories

Philosophical Investigations

Philosophical Investigations

Author: Michael O' Sullivan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351350877

Category:

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Many still consider Ludwig Wittgenstein's 1953 Philosophical Investigations to be one of the breakthrough works of twentieth-century philosophy. The book sets out a radically new conception of philosophy itself, and demonstrates all the attributes of a fine analytical mind. Taking an argument from Plato and subjecting it to detailed (and very clear) analysis, Wittgenstein shows his understanding of how the sequence and function of differing parts of a highly-complex argument can be broken down and assessed. In so doing, he reaches a logical position of simultaneous agreement and disagreement with Plato's philosophical position. Philosophical Investigations is also a powerful example of the skill of interpretation. Philosophical problems often arise from confusions in the use of language - and the way to solve these problems, Wittgenstein posits, is by clarifying language use. He argues that philosophers must study ordinary uses of language and examine how people use it as a tool in their everyday lives. In this highly-interpretative way, the meaning of a word or sentence becomes relative to the context (people, culture, community) in which it is used. Rather than debate abstract problems, Wittgenstein urges philosophers to concern themselves with ordinary life and the concrete situations in which humans find themselves.
Released on 2018-11-23Categories Philosophy

Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations

Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations

Author: Joseph Agassi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030001179

Category: Philosophy

Page: 295

View: 451

This book collects 13 papers that explore Wittgenstein's philosophy throughout the different stages of his career. The author writes from the viewpoint of critical rationalism. The tone of his analysis is friendly and appreciative yet critical. Of these papers, seven are on the background to the philosophy of Wittgenstein. Five papers examine different aspects of it: one on the philosophy of young Wittgenstein, one on his transitional period, and the final three on the philosophy of mature Wittgenstein, chiefly his Philosophical Investigations. The last of these papers, which serves as the concluding chapter, concerns the analytical school of philosophy that grew chiefly under its influence. Wittgenstein’s posthumous Philosophical Investigations ignores formal languages while retaining the view of metaphysics as meaningless -- declaring that all languages are metaphysics-free. It was very popular in the middle of the twentieth century. Now it is passé. Wittgenstein had hoped to dissolve all philosophical disputes, yet he generated a new kind of dispute. His claim to have improved the philosophy of life is awkward just because he prevented philosophical discussion from the ability to achieve that: he cut the branch on which he was sitting. This, according to the author, is the most serious critique of Wittgenstein.
Released on 2002Categories Philosophy

Ludwig Wittgenstein: The later Wittgenstein : from Philosophical investigations to On certainty

Ludwig Wittgenstein: The later Wittgenstein : from Philosophical investigations to On certainty

Author: Stuart Shanker

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415149150

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

View: 574

Wittgenstein scholarship has continued to grow at a pace few could have anticipated - a testament both to the fertility of his thought and to the thriving state of contemporary philosophy. In response to this ever-growing interest in the field, we are delighted to announce the publication of a second series of critical assessments on Wittgenstein, emphasising both the breadth and depth of contemporary Wittgenstein research.As well as papers on the nature and method of Wittgenstein's philosophy, this second collection also relates to a broader range of topics, including psychology, politics, art, music and culture.
Released on 2004Categories Philosophy

Wittgenstein's Investigations 1-133

Wittgenstein's Investigations 1-133

Author: Andrew Lugg

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415349028

Category: Philosophy

Page: 214

View: 244

This study provides a guide to the early sections of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations - one of the greatest and most controversial works of 20th century philosophy.
Released on 2013-09-11Categories Philosophy

The Textual Genesis of Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations

The Textual Genesis of Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations

Author: Nuno Venturinha

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136179983

Category: Philosophy

Page: 226

View: 495

Sixty years after its first edition, there is an increasing consensus among scholars that the work posthumously published as Philosophical Investigations represents something that is far from a complete picture of Wittgenstein’s second book project. G.H. von Wright’s seminal research on the Nachlass was an important contribution in this direction, showing that the Wittgenstein papers can reveal much more than the source of specific remarks. This book specifically explores Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations from the different angles of its originary conceptions, including the mathematical texts, shedding new light on fundamental issues in twentieth century and contemporary philosophy. Leading authorities in the field focus on newly published or hitherto unpublished sources for the interpretation of Wittgenstein’s later work and a Wittgenstein typescript, translated for the first time into English, is included as an appendix.
Released on 2010-07-22Categories Philosophy

Wittgenstein's 'Philosophical Investigations'

Wittgenstein's 'Philosophical Investigations'

Author: Arif Ahmed

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441115645

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

View: 879

Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations is a hugely important piece of philosophical writing, one frequently encountered by students of philosophy. Yet, there is no escaping the extent of the challenge posed by Wittgenstein's work, in which complex ideas are often enigmatically expressed. In Wittgenstein's 'Philosophical Investigations': A Reader's Guide, Arif Ahmed offers a clear and thorough account of this key philosophical work. Geared towards the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of the text as a whole, the book offers guidance on: - Philosophical and historical context - Key themes - Reading the text - Reception and influence - Further reading
Released on 2008-04-15Categories Philosophy

Wittgenstein: Understanding and Meaning

Wittgenstein: Understanding and Meaning

Author: Gordon P. Baker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470753095

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

View: 151

This is a new edition of the first volume of G.P.Baker and P.M.S. Hacker’s definitive reference work on Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations. Takes into account much material that was unavailable when the first edition was written. Following Baker’s death in 2002, P.M.S. Hacker has thoroughly revised the first volume, rewriting many essays and sections of exegesis completely. Part One – the Essays – now includes two completely new essays: 'Meaning and Use' and 'The Recantation of a Metaphysician'. Part Two – Exegesis §§1–184 – has been thoroughly revised in the light of the electronic publication of Wittgenstein’s Nachlass, and includes many new interpretations of the remarks, a history of the composition of the book, and an overview of its structure. The revisions will ensure that this remains the definitive reference work on Wittgenstein’s masterpiece for the foreseeable future.
Released on 2010-06-01Categories Philosophy

Ludwig Wittgenstein: Later Works: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Ludwig Wittgenstein: Later Works: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199809186

Category: Philosophy

Page: 26

View: 773

This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of social work find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Philosophy, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study Philosophy. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.oxfordbibligraphies.com.