Wittgenstein and Plato: Connections, Comparisons and Contrasts by Luigi Perissinotto

Wittgenstein and Plato: Connections, Comparisons and Contrasts

byLuigi Perissinotto, Begoña Ramón CámaraEditorB. Ramón-cámara

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This is the first volume dedicated to a direct exploration of Wittgenstein and Plato. It is a compilation of essays by thirteen authors of diverse geographical provenance, orientation and philosophical interest.
 
The volume offers the most complete and detailed view to date on Wittgenstein and Plato, without being tied to any unilateral guidelines from either a critical or philosophical perspective. The authors are scholars of Wittgenstein, but also of Plato and Greek philosophy. The book is a sort of game of mirrors: Plato in the mirror of Wittgenstein, and Wittgenstein in the mirror of Plato. All essays always seek to combine philosophical interest and philological attention, although, in some essays one interest prevails over the other.
 
Despite the preponderance of scholars of Wittgenstein, the volume seeks to be not only a book on Wittgenstein and Plato, but also, simultaneously, on Plato and Wittgenstein.

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Luigi Perissinotto is Professor of Philosophy of Language at Ca' Foscari University, Venice, Italy. He has published widely on Wittgenstein and hermeneutics. He is Director of the philosophical studies series La scala e l'album and supervises the language section of the Analytical Philosophies series.Begoña Ramón Cámara graduated in P...
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Title:Wittgenstein and Plato: Connections, Comparisons and ContrastsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.05 inPublished:May 14, 2013Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230360947

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Preface; L.Perissinotto & B.Ramón Cámara
Writing and Communicating Philosophy. Consonances Between Plato and Wittgenstein; S.Borutti & F.De Luise
Wittgenstein Reads Plato; W.Kienzler
Plato, Wittgenstein and the Definition of Games; C.Osborne
'The Socratic Method!': Wittgenstein, Socrates and Plato; L.Perissinotto
The World Seen Sub Specie Aeternitatis: Wittgenstein's Platonism; B.Ramón Cámara
On Philosophy's (Lack of) Progress: From Plato to Wittgenstein (and Rawls); R.Read
Balance and Compass of philosophy. Wittgenstein in the Mirror of Plato; C.Rofena
Knowing Where to Turn: Analogy, Method and Literary Form in Plato and Wittgenstein; M.Rowe
Wittgenstein's Debt to Plato; J.Schulte
Wittgenstein: An Ancestorless Reader of Some Ancestors. The Case of Plato; A.Soulez
Wittgenstein, Plato and the 'Craving for Generality'; F.Trabattoni
Radical Enlightenment Optimism: Socrates and Wittgenstein; T.Wallgren
Index