Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Mind

Hardcover | September 6, 2012

EditorJonathan Ellis, Daniel Guevara

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Philosophical questions about the mind preoccupied much of Wittgenstein's later writing, and his contribution to them is deep and wide-ranging, bearing upon philosophical issues concerning sense-experience, concept formation, perception, introspection, the science of psychology, aspectperception, the self, the understanding of rules, the relation between mind and brain, artificial intelligence, and many other subjects of current concern. According to a growing number of eminent philosophers, however, many of Wittgenstein's most important insights have still not been properlyabsorbed by contemporary philosophical debates on these topics. If anything, work on these subjects is less informed by Wittgenstein's examples and discussions than ever before. In this volume, philosophers from inside and outside of Wittgensteinian circles explore Wittgenstein's treatment of philosophical questions about the mind or issues in contemporaryphilosophy of mind upon which Wittgenstein's philosophy may have significance. Bringing to bear their broad range of perspectives on his philosophy, these philosophers collectively demonstrate how Wittgenstein revolutionized the philosophy of mind.

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Philosophical questions about the mind preoccupied much of Wittgenstein's later writing, and his contribution to them is deep and wide-ranging, bearing upon philosophical issues concerning sense-experience, concept formation, perception, introspection, the science of psychology, aspectperception, the self, the understanding of rules, t...

Daniel Guevara is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of California in Santa Cruz. Jonathan Ellis is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of California in Santa Cruz

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:September 6, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Jonathan Ellis and Daniel Guevara: IntroductionDavid Hills: Foreword1. Barry Stroud: Meaning and Understanding2. Brian O'Shaughnessy: Seeing an Aspect and Seeing Under an Aspect3. John Campbell: Wittgenstein on the Role of Experience in Understanding Language4. Warren Goldfarb: Rule-Following Revisited5. Robert Fogelin: The Private Language Argument One More Time6. Jim Hopkins: Rules, Privacy, and Physicalism7. Christopher Peacocke: Conceiving of Conscious States8. Jonathan Ellis: Christopher Peacocke9. Juliet Floyd: Das sberraschende: Wittgenstein on the Surprising in Mathematics10. Claude Imbert: Pain: A Philosophical Borderland11. P. M. S. Hacker: Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Psychology: Methodological Reflections