Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Mind

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Jonathan Ellis, Daniel Guevara
Oxford University Press, Oct 18, 2012 - Philosophy - 309 pages
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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, 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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Contents

Introduction
3
1 Meaning and Understanding
19
2 Seeing an Aspect and Seeing under an Aspect
37
3 Wittgenstein on the Role of Experience in Understanding Language
61
4 RuleFollowing Revisited
73
5 The Private Language Argument One More Time
91
6 Rules Privacy and Physicalism
107
7 Conceiving of Conscious States
145
8 Sensation Introspection and the Phenomenal
183
Wittgenstein on the Surprising in Mathematics
225
A Philosophical Borderland
259
Methodological Reflections
277
Contributors
297
Index
299
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Jonathan Ellis is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of California ,Santa Cruz. He received his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley (2002). He works primarily in the fields of epistemology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of psychology.

Daniel Guevara is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He received his Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles (1992). He works primarily in the fields of moral philosophy and moral psychology, with a strong interest in Kant.

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