Released on 2010-03-16Categories Philosophy

Philosophical Investigations

Philosophical Investigations

Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444307979

Category: Philosophy

Page: 592

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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 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

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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 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

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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 2010-05-13Categories Philosophy

Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

Author: Arif Ahmed

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139489577

Category: Philosophy

Page:

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Published in 1953, Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations had a deeply unsettling effect upon our most basic philosophical ideas concerning thought, sensation and language. Its claim that philosophical questions of meaning necessitate a close analysis of the way we use language continues to influence Anglo-American philosophy today. However, its compressed and dialogic prose is not always easy to follow. This collection of essays deepens but also challenges our understanding of the work's major themes, such as the connection between meaning and use, the nature of concepts, thought and intentionality, and language games. Bringing together leading philosophers and Wittgenstein scholars, it offers a genuinely critical approach and demonstrating Wittgenstein's relevance for contemporary philosophy. This volume will appeal to readers interested in the later Wittgenstein, in addition to those interested in the philosophy of language, the philosophy of mind, metaphysics and epistemology.
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: 500

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 2007Categories Philosophy

Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

Author: Meredith Williams

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742541916

Category: Philosophy

Page: 238

View: 148

Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations is one of the great works of 20th Century philosophy, destined to join the philosophical canon. Like all great works of philosophy, it poses new problems, while creating new forms of argument and persuasion. But unlike most contemporary philosophy texts, it is not structured by chapter and section headings, but rather by numbered passages - evidence of Wittgenstein's distinctive style and profound originality. This anthology draws together in one volume several recent essays that help to make his problems and arguments more accessible. The essays are grouped into four sections that roughly correspond to the development that one finds in the Investigations. These sections are: reference and meaning; rules and their application; the interiority of mind, and the alleged uses of private languages; and necessity and grammar. Both readers who are new to the Investigations as well as those who are familiar with Wittgenstein's work should find these essays illuminating and engaging.
Released on 1999-01-01Categories Philosophy

Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

Author: William H. Brenner

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791442012

Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

View: 968

An imaginative and exciting exposition of themes from Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, this book helps readers find their way around the "forest of remarks" that make up this classic. Chapters on language, mind, color, number, God, value, and philosophy develop a major theme: that there are various kinds of language use - a variety philosophy needs to look at but tends to overlook.
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: 430

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.