Wittgenstein: Key Concepts

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Routledge, Dec 5, 2014 - Philosophy - 256 pages
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Wittgenstein's complex and demanding work challenges much that is taken for granted in philosophical thinking as well as in the theorizing of art, theology, science and culture. Each essay in this collection explores a key concept involved in Wittgenstein's thinking, relating it to his understanding of philosophy, and outlining the arguments and explaining the implications of each concept. Concepts covered include grammar, meaning and meaning-blindness language-games and private language, family resemblances, psychologism, rule-following, teaching and learning, avowals, Moore's Paradox, aspect seeing, the meter-stick, and criteria. Students new to Wittgenstein and readers interested in developing their understanding of specific aspects of his philosophical work will find this book very welcome.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Wittgensteins philosophical remarks
15
2 Wittgenstein on meaning and meaning blindness
27
3 Language games and private language
41
4 Wittgenstein on family resemblance
51
5 Ordinaryeveryday language
63
6 Wittgenstein on rulefollowing
81
7 Thinking and understanding
92
11 Knowing that the standard metre is one metre long
137
12 Therapy
149
13 Criteria
160
14 Grammatical investigations
169
15 Teaching and learning
175
16 Expression and avowal
185
Chronology of Wittgensteins life
199
Bibliography
201

8 Psychologism and Philosophical Investigations
109
9 Moores paradox revisited
116
10 Aspect perception
124

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