A Custodian of Grammar: Essays on Wittgenstein's Philosophical Morphology

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University Press of America, Jan 22, 2013 - Philosophy - 281 pages
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The nature of method has always been a topic at the very heart of western philosophical traditions, especially in the 20th century. One of the most influential philosophers of the last century, Ludwig Wittgenstein, changed not just his philosophical standpoint at least twice in his lifetime, but the very method of studying philosophy as well. A Custodian of Grammar discusses Wittgenstein's method in his later period, sometimes referred to as morphology. Krkac explores this topic from the primer of morphology and proceeds to more demanding and complicated topics, such as forms of life and perspicuous presentations. He also examines Wittgenstein's applications of his method, namely to consciousness, perception, and certainty. This book will be of interest to Wittgenstein scholars and to students investigating various philosophical methods of philosophy from the 20th century.
 

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Contents

Chapter One Philosophical Morphology Primer
3
Perspicuous presentation with Josip Lukin
60
Do not think but look
92
A Form of Life is a Form of Culture with Josip Lukin
126
Part Two THREE APPLICATIONSCONSCIOUSNESS CERTAINTY AND RELIGION
151
Living human beings with Josip Lukin
153
Smells like pragmatism
167
Hinges gyroscopes and planets
201
Life and religion are full of colours
233
Bibliography
261
Index
277
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Kristijan Krkac, Ph.D., is a professor at Zagreb University, Croatia. He belongs to both the Zagreb School of Economics and Management and the Philosophical Faculty of the Society of Jesus. His interests and publications cover a wide range of subjects including pragmatism, epistemology, epistemology of religion, Ludwig Wittgenstein, ethics, political philosophy, and corporate social responsibility. He is the author of many Croatian works, such as Philosophy, Pragmatism, and Religion (2002), Wittgenstein's Pragmatism, (2003), Routine, Morality, and Pragmatism (2006), The Beginning of Democracy, Arguments for Refutation of Democracy as a Political Theory (2008), and Illegal Substances: an Essay in Trope and Process Ontology (2010, also written in English). He is the editor of two Croatian texts, An Introduction to Business Ethics and CSR (2007) and Introduction to Philosophy (2009). Krkac is also the co-editor of Business Ethics and CSR (2006, written in English with Dj. Njavro) and Ethics and Morality in Business Practice, from a special issue of the Social Responsibility Journal (2008, written in English with J. Debeljak).

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