Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Mind
Jonathan Ellis, Daniel Guevara
Oxford University Press, Oct 18, 2012 - Philosophy - 309 pages
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, aspect perception, 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 properly absorbed 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 contemporary philosophy 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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1 Meaning and Understanding
2 Seeing an Aspect and Seeing under an Aspect
3 Wittgenstein on the Role of Experience in Understanding Language
4 RuleFollowing Revisited
5 The Private Language Argument One More Time
6 Rules Privacy and Physicalism
7 Conceiving of Conscious States
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