Released on 2010-03-16Categories Philosophy

Philosophical Investigations

Philosophical Investigations

Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444307979

Category: Philosophy

Page: 592

View: 429

Incorporating significant editorial changes from earlier editions,the fourth edition of Ludwig Wittgenstein's PhilosophicalInvestigations is the definitive en face German-Englishversion of the most important work of 20th-century philosophy The extensively revised English translation incorporates manyhundreds of changes to Anscombe’s original translation Footnoted remarks in the earlier editions have now beenrelocated in the text What was previously referred to as ‘Part 2’ is nowrepublished as Philosophy of Psychology – A Fragment,and all the remarks in it are numbered for ease of reference New detailed editorial endnotes explain decisions oftranslators and identify references and allusions in Wittgenstein'soriginal text Now features new essays on the history of the PhilosophicalInvestigations, and the problems of translatingWittgenstein’s text
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

View: 394

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: 521

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 2009Categories Philosophy

Reading Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

Reading Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

Author: John J. Ross

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780739136744

Category: Philosophy

Page: 191

View: 624

Reading Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations is designed as a traditional philosophical commentary that follows the Investigations step by step. It will help undergraduates read and understand Wittgenstein's text by elaborating and explaining key themes and relevant passages in simple everyday language and by providing the biographical and philosophical background necessary for understanding the issues with which Wittgenstein is dealing.
Released on 2017-07-05Categories

Philosophical Investigations

Philosophical Investigations

Author: Michael O' Sullivan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351350877

Category:

Page:

View: 398

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 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: 455

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: 128

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 2003Categories Philosophy

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742512703

Category: Philosophy

Page: 419

View: 787

For Wittgenstein, philosophy was an on-going activity. Only in his dialog with the philosophical community and in his private moments does Wittgenstein's philosophical practice fully come to light. Visit our website for sample chapters!