Released on 2014-12-01Categories Philosophy

Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Psychology (Routledge Revivals)

Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Psychology (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Malcolm Budd

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415705525

Category: Philosophy

Page: 186

View: 565

First published in 1989, this book tackles a relatively little-explored area of Wittgenstein's work, his philosophy of psychology, which played an important part in his late philosophy. Writing with clarity and insight, Budd traces the complexities of Wittgenstein's thought, and provides a detailed picture of his views on psychological concepts. A useful guide to the writings of Wittgenstein, the book will be of value to anyone concerned with his work as a whole, as well as those with a more general interest in the philosophy of psychology.
Released on 2013-10-31Categories Philosophy

Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Psychology (Routledge Revivals)

Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Psychology (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Malcolm Budd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134515158

Category: Philosophy

Page: 186

View: 844

First published in 1989, this book tackles a relatively little-explored area of Wittgenstein’s work, his philosophy of psychology, which played an important part in his late philosophy. Writing with clarity and insight, Budd traces the complexities of Wittgenstein’s thought, and provides a detailed picture of his views on psychological concepts. A useful guide to the writings of Wittgenstein, the book will be of value to anyone concerned with his work as a whole, as well as those with a more general interest in the philosophy of psychology.
Released on 2014-04-08Categories Philosophy

Wittgenstein and Moral Philosophy (Routledge Revivals)

Wittgenstein and Moral Philosophy (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Paul Johnston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317678748

Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

View: 298

Wittgenstein’s philosophical achievement lies in the development of a new philosophical method rather than in the elaboration of a particular philosophical system. Dr Paul Johnston applies this innovative method to the central problems of moral philosophy: whether there can be ‘truth’ in ethics, or what the meaning of objectivity might mean in the context of moral deliberation. Wittgenstein and Moral Philosophy, first published in 1989, represents the first serious and rigorous attempt to apply Wittgenstein’s method to ethics. The conclusions arrived at differ radically from those dominating contemporary ethical discussion, revealing an immense discrepancy between the ethical concepts employed in everyday moral decision-making and the way in which these are discussed by philosophers. Dr Johnston examines ways of eliminating this discrepancy in order to gain a clearer picture of the proper nature of moral claims, and at the same time provides new insights into Wittgenstein’s conception of philosophy.
Released on 2014-04-08Categories Philosophy

Wittgenstein's Intentions (Routledge Revivals)

Wittgenstein's Intentions (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Stuart Shanker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317682424

Category: Philosophy

Page: 187

View: 101

Wittgenstein’s Intentions, first published in 1993, presents a series of essays dedicated to the great Wittgenstein exegete John Hunter. The problematic topics discussed are identified not only by Wittgenstein’s own philosophical writings, but also by contemporary scholarship: areas of ambiguity, perhaps even confusion, as well as issues which the father of analytic philosophy did not himself address. The difficulties involved in speaking cogently about religious belief, suspicion, consciousness, the nature of the will, the coincidence of our thoughts with reality, and transfinite numbers are all investigated, as well as a variety of other intriguing questions: why can’t a baby pretend to smile? How do I know what I was going to say? Wittgenstein’s Intentions is an invaluable resource for students of Wittgenstein as well as scholars, and opens up a wide horizon of philosophical questioning for those as yet unfamiliar with this style of reasoning.
Released on 2014-05-01Categories Philosophy

Questions on Wittgenstein (Routledge Revivals)

Questions on Wittgenstein (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Rudolf Haller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317686859

Category: Philosophy

Page: 162

View: 402

Wittgenstein, possibly the most influential philosopher of the twentieth century, is often labelled a Neopositivist, a New-Kantian, even a Sceptic. Questions on Wittgenstein, first published in 1988, presents a selection of nine essays investigating a matter of vital philosophical importance: Wittgenstein’s relationship to his Austrian predecessors and peers. The intention throughout is to determine the precise contours of Wittgenstein’s own thought by situating it within its formative context. Although it remains of particular interest to Anglo-Saxon philosophers, special familiarity with Austrian philosophy is required to appreciate the subtle and profound influence which this cultural and philosophical setting had on Wittgenstein’s intellectual development. Professor Haller has spent his career exploring these themes, and is one of the foremost authorities on both Wittgenstein and contemporary Austrian philosophy. Questions on Wittgenstein thus offers a unique insight into the twentieth-century tradition of Austrian philosophy, and its importance for Wittgenstein’s thought.
Released on 2014-04-08Categories Philosophy

Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mind (Routledge Revivals)

Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mind (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Ashok Vohra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317688266

Category: Philosophy

Page: 116

View: 790

Philosophers since Descartes have felt themselves compelled to make a choice between mind and body. Wittgenstein’s Philosophy of Mind, first published in 1986, argues that there is no genuine epistemological problem of mind, and that the widespread philosophical scepticism with regard to our knowledge of other minds is without foundation. Ashok Vohra applies Wittgenstein’s method to show that the problem has arisen through a tendency to over-philosophise our simple experiences. Vohra presents a positive account of Wittgenstein’s philosophy of mind, arguing that to consider his philosophy entirely destructive is misleading. He shows that knowledge of mind is gained through a large complex of intersubjectively identifiable factors such as the linguistic and non-linguistic past, present and future behaviour of the person concerned. He thus justifies the belief, on which psychology and psychoanalysis are based, that mind is not a mystery to which only the owner has privileged access.
Released on 2014-05-01Categories Philosophy

On Being in the World (Routledge Revivals)

On Being in the World (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Stephen Mulhall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317688211

Category: Philosophy

Page: 217

View: 234

On Being in the World, first published in 1990, illumines a neglected but important area of Wittgenstein’s philosophy, revealing its pertinence to the central concerns of contemporary analytic philosophy. The starting point is the idea of ‘continuous aspect perception’, which connects Wittgenstein’s treatment of certain issues relating to aesthetics with fundamental questions in the philosophy of psychology. Professor Mulhall indicates parallels between Wittgenstein’s interests and Heidegger’s Being and Time, demonstrating that Wittgenstein’s investigation of aspect perception is designed to cast light on much more than a bizarre type of visual experience: in reality, it highlights what is distinctively human about our behaviour in relation to things in the world, what it is that distinguishes our practical activity from that of automata. On Being in the World remains an invaluable resource for students of Wittgenstein’s philosophy, as well as anyone interested in negotiating the division between analytic and continental philosophy.
Released on 2014-01-23Categories Philosophy

Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mind (Routledge Revivals)

Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mind (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Ashok Vohra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138024473

Category: Philosophy

Page: 126

View: 774

Philosophers since Descartes have felt themselves compelled to make a choice between mind and body. Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mind, first published in 1986, argues that there is no genuine epistemological problem of mind, and that the widespread philosophical scepticism with regard to our knowledge of other minds is without foundation. Ashok Vohra applies Wittgenstein's method to show that the problem has arisen through a tendency to over-philosophise our simple experiences. Vohra presents a positive account of Wittgenstein's philosophy of mind, arguing that to consider his philosophy entirely destructive is misleading. He shows that knowledge of mind is gained through a large complex of intersubjectively identifiable factors such as the linguistic and non-linguistic past, present and future behaviour of the person concerned. He thus justifies the belief, on which psychology and psychoanalysis are based, that mind is not a mystery to which only the owner has privileged access.
Released on 2013-10-08Categories Philosophy

Bertrand Russell's Dialogue with His Contemporaries (Routledge Revivals)

Bertrand Russell's Dialogue with His Contemporaries (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Elizabeth Ramsden Eames

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134059508

Category: Philosophy

Page: 316

View: 372

First published in 1989, this book considers Bertrand Russell’s philosophy through his correspondence with others. Indeed, his exchanges with his elders in philosophy, with his contemporaries, and with one of his most outstanding pupils are brought to life in this judicious exposition: meticulously documented before being judged with insight and sympathy, as well as impartiality. Elizabeth Ramsden Eames here explores the issues that emerged from Russell’s exchanges with certain other philosophers, and interprets the resulting reciprocal influences and reactions. The conversations presented cover subjects such as: the nature of relations; pluralism versus monism; the relation of the subject and object in knowledge; the analysis of experience; the definition of truth; the analysis of belief; and the theory of meaning. These have been in the forefront of philosophical discussion in our time, and Russell’s dialogue with his contemporaries promises to illumine them.
Released on 2009-07-15Categories Political Science

Political Philosophy and Social Welfare (Routledge Revivals)

Political Philosophy and Social Welfare (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Raymond Plant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135195670

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

View: 926

This re-issued work, first published in 1980, represents a work of normative political philosophy which argues positively for the centrality of the obligation to meet the various demands of social need in our society, and will be of particular interest to students of politics, philosophy, social politics and administration. Bringing the insights of analytical Political Philosophy to bear on the issues of social welfare and welfare provision, the authors discuss such issues as the basis of the sense of stigma involved in the receipt of welfare benefits, the right of welfare and the concepts of ‘community’.
Released on 2012-07-26Categories Literary Criticism

The Language of Criticism (Routledge Revivals)

The Language of Criticism (Routledge Revivals)

Author: John Casey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136736827

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

View: 332

First published in 1966, the Language of Criticism was the first systematic attempt to understand literary criticism through the methods of linguistic philosophy and the later work of Wittgenstein. Literary critical and aesthetic judgements are rational, but are not to be explained by scientific methods. Criticism discovers reasons for a response, rather than causes, and is a rational procedure, rather than the expression of simply subjective taste, or of ideology, or of the power relations of society. The book aims at a philosophical justification of the tradition of practical criticism that runs from Matthew Arnold, through T.S.Eliot to I.A.Richards, William Empson, F.R.Leavis and the American New Critics. It argues that the close reading of texts moves justifiably from text to world, from aesthetic to ethical valuation. In this it differs radically from the schools of "theory" that have recently dominated the humanities.
Released on 2014Categories Philosophy

On Being in the World (Routledge Revivals)

On Being in the World (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Stephen Mulhall

Publisher:

ISBN: 1138024511

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

View: 812

On Being in the World, first published in 1990, illumines a neglected but important area of Wittgenstein's philosophy, revealing its pertinence to the central concerns of contemporary analytic philosophy. The starting point is the idea of 'continuous aspect perception', which connects Wittgenstein's treatment of certain issues relating to aesthetics with fundamental questions in the philosophy of psychology. Professor Mulhall indicates parallels between Wittgenstein's interests and Heidegger's Being and Time, demonstrating that Wittgenstein's investigation of aspect perception is designed to cast light on much more than a bizarre type of visual experience: in reality, it highlights what is distinctively human about our behaviour in relation to things in the world, what it is that distinguishes our practical activity from that of automata. On Being in the World remains an invaluable resource for students of Wittgenstein's philosophy, as well as anyone interested in negotiating the division between analytic and continental philosophy.