The Oxford Handbook of Wittgenstein

Paperback | December 3, 2014

EditorOskari Kuusela, Marie Mcginn

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Since the middle of the 20th century Ludwig Wittgenstein has been an exceptionally influential and controversial figure wherever philosophy is studied. This is the most comprehensive volume ever published on Wittgenstein: thirty-five leading scholars explore the whole range of his thought,offering critical engagement and original interpretation, and tracing his philosophical development. Topics discussed include logic and mathematics, language and mind, epistemology, philosophical methodology, religion, ethics, and aesthetics. Wittgenstein's relation to other founders of analyticphilosophy such as Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell, and G. E. Moore is explored. This Handbook is the place to look for a full understanding of Wittgenstein's special importance to modern philosophy.

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Since the middle of the 20th century Ludwig Wittgenstein has been an exceptionally influential and controversial figure wherever philosophy is studied. This is the most comprehensive volume ever published on Wittgenstein: thirty-five leading scholars explore the whole range of his thought,offering critical engagement and original inter...

Oskari Kuusela is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of East Anglia. He is the author of The Struggle Against Dogmatism: Wittgenstein and the Concept of Philosophy (Harvard UP, 2008) and the co-editor of Wittgenstein's Interpreters: Essays in Memory of Gordon Baker (Blackwell, 2007). Professor Marie McGinn is Professor Emerita o...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:840 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.68 inPublished:December 3, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: IntroductionOskari Kuusela and Marie McGinn: Editors' Introduction1. Brian McGuinness: Wittgenstein and BiographyPart II: Logic and the Philosophy of Mathematics2. Gregory Landini: Wittgenstein Reads Russell3. Colin Johnston: Assertion, Saying, and Propositional Complexity in Wittgenstein's Tractatus4. Wolfgang Kienzler: Wittgenstein and Frege5. A. W. Moore: Wittgenstein and Infinity6. Michael Potter: Wittgenstein on Mathematics7. Matthieu Marion: Wittgenstein on Surveyability of Proofs8. Simo Saatela: From Logical Method to 'Messing About': Wittgenstein on 'Open Problems' in MathematicsPart III: Philosophy of Language9. Charles Travis: The Proposition's Progress10. Ian Proops: Logical Atomism in Russell and Wittgenstein11. Cora Diamond: The Tractatus and the Limits of Sense12. Edward Minar: The Life of the Sign: Rule-Following, Practice, and Agreement13. Barry Stroud: Meaning and Understanding14. David R. Cerbone: Wittgenstein and Idealism15. David Stern: Private Language16. Lars Hertzberg: Very General Facts of NaturePart IV: Philosophy of Mind17. William Child: Wittgenstein on the First Person18. Paul Snowdon: Private Experience and Sense Data19. Joachim Schulte: Privacy20. John Hyman: Wittgenstein on Action and the Will21. Edward Witherspoon: Wittgenstein on Criteria and the Problem of Other Minds22. Michel ter Hark: Wittgenstein on the Experience of Meaning and Secondary UsePart V: Epistemology23. Duncan Pritchard: Wittgenstein on Scepticism24. Thomas Baldwin: Wittgenstein and Moore25. Kim van Gennip: Wittgenstein on Intuition, Rule-following, and Certainty: Exchanges with Brouwer and RussellPart VI: Method26. Oskari Kuusela: The Development of Wittgenstein's Philosophy27. James Conant: Wittgenstein's Methods28. Marie McGinn: Grammar in the Philosophical Investigations29. Beth Savickey: Wittgenstein's Use of Examples30. Avner Baz: Aspect Perception and Philosophical Difficulty31. Marjorie Perloff: Writing Philosophy as Poetry: Literary Form in Wittgenstein32. Joel Backstrom: Wittgenstein and the Moral Dimension of Philosophical ProblemsPart VII: Religion, Aesthetics, Ethics33. Stephen Mulhall: Wittgenstein on Religious Belief34. Malcolm Budd: Wittgenstein on Aesthetics35. Anne-Marie S. Christensen: Wittgenstein and EthicsIndex