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Wittgenstein on Philosophy, Objectivity, and Meaning


Alexander George, Julia Tanney, Alice Crary, Oskari Kuusela, Katherine J. Morris, Avner Baz, Michael Beaney, Martin Gustafsson, Silver Bronzo, Hans-Johann Glock, William Child, James Conant
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  • Date Published: August 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107194151

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  • This volume of new essays presents groundbreaking interpretations of some of the most central themes of Wittgenstein's philosophy. A distinguished group of contributors demonstrates how Wittgenstein's thought can fruitfully be applied to contemporary debates in epistemology, metaphilosophy and philosophy of language. The volume combines historical and systematic approaches to Wittgensteinian methods and perspectives, with essays providing detailed analysis that will be accessible to students as well as specialists. The result is a rich and illuminating picture of a key figure in twentieth-century philosophy and his continuing importance to philosophical study.

    • Contains innovative work on issues in metaphilosophy, epistemology and philosophy of language
    • Explores Wittgenstein's continuing relevance to central issues of contemporary philosophical concern
    • Features work by world-renowned scholars that will nonetheless be accessible to students as well as scholars of analytic philosophy
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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107194151
    • length: 308 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 155 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • contains: 1 table
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Anatomy of a muddle: Wittgenstein and philosophy Alexander George
    2. Explaining what we mean Julia Tanney
    3. Objectivity Alice Crary
    4. The methodological significance of intuitions in philosophy Oskari Kuusela
    5. Wittgenstein on 'seeing meanings' Katherine J. Morris
    6. Bringing the phenomenal world into view Avner Baz
    7. First steps and conceptual creativity Michael Beaney
    8. Wittgenstein and analytic revisionism Martin Gustafsson
    9. Demystifying meaning in Horwich and Wittgenstein Silver Bronzo
    10. What is meaning? A Wittgensteinian answer to an un-Wittgensteinian question Hans-Johann Glock
    11. Meaning, use, and supervenience William Child
    12. Some Socratic aspects of Wittgenstein's conception of philosophy James Conant.

  • Editors

    James Conant, University of Chicago
    James Conant is Chester D. Tripp Professor of Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago, as well as Humboldt Professor at the Universität Leipzig. He has published widely on topics including philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, aesthetics, German idealism and history of analytic philosophy.

    Sebastian Sunday, University of Oxford
    Sebastian Sunday is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Oxford. His research covers a range of philosophical areas, with a focus on logic and epistemology.


    Alexander George, Julia Tanney, Alice Crary, Oskari Kuusela, Katherine J. Morris, Avner Baz, Michael Beaney, Martin Gustafsson, Silver Bronzo, Hans-Johann Glock, William Child, James Conant

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