Wittgenstein on thought, language and philosophy from theory to therapy by Christoffer Gefwert

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  • Philosophy, German,
  • Language and languages -- Philosophy

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StatementChristoffer Gefwert
SeriesAvebury series in philosophy
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 316 p. ;
Number of Pages316
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Open LibraryOL16994847M
ISBN 100754612147
LC Control Number99085928

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: Wittgenstein on Thought and Language: Wittgenstein on Language and Thought: The Philosophy of Content (): Thornton, Tim: Books. Arguing that philosophy can be characterized as a form of conceptual investigation, Gefwert aims to demonstrate that a theoretical view does not correspond to Wittgenstein's conception of philosophy.

For example, philosophy is not transcendental as he thought it was before Neither is philosophical language universal as Wittgenstein This is a book about Wittgenstein's philosophy of content.

The philosophy of content forms part of the philosophy of thought and language. It is not concerned with the development of a formal semantic theory, nor is it concerned with the qualitative character of thought. The philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein is characterized by an e xtraordinary interest in language, with remarkab le results.

Wittgenstein de veloped a picture of language that radically broke with Author: Wolfgang Huemer. Exploring the ethical dimension of Wittgenstein's thought, Iczkovits challenges the view that Wittgenstein had a vision of language and subsequently a vision of ethics, showing how the two are integrated in his philosophical method, and allowing us to reframe traditional problems in moral philosophy considered as external to questions of meaning.

A pioneering figure in analytic philosophy, Ludwig Wittgenstein () is a clear example of philosophical genius. A profoundly intense, tortured, and solitary man, he produced two masterpieces of philosophy with fundamentally opposed views of language — both of which have been wildly influential.

Wittgenstein on Language and Thought: The Philosophy of Content By Tim Thornton Edinburgh University Press, Read preview Overview Wittgenstein on Mind and Language By David G. Stern Oxford University Press,   In this opus, his only philosophical work published during his lifetime, Wittgenstein defined the object of philosophy as the logical clarification of thoughts and proposed the solution to most philosophic problems by means of a critical method of linguistic analysis.

The Blue and Brown Books are two sets of notes taken during lectures conducted by Ludwig Wittgenstein from to They were mimeographed as two separated books, and a few copies were circulated in a restricted circle during Wittgenstein's lifetime.

The later Wittgenstein Frege’s theory of meaning, for all its sophistication, relied on an unsatisfactory account of thoughts as abstract objects. The Tractatus did not have to deal with such a problem, because it treated meaning—and language altogether—independently of the ways in which language is actually used by human beings.

Philosophical Investigations (German: Philosophische Untersuchungen) is a work by the philosopher Ludwig book was published posthumously in Wittgenstein discusses numerous problems and puzzles in the fields of semantics, logic, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of action, and philosophy of mind, putting forth the view that conceptual.

Wittgenstein: Meaning and Mindis the third volume of a four-volume analytical commentary on Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations,consisting of two parts. Part 1 is a sequence of fifteen. Among the many themes in that strange and powerful book, I would here emphasize only its unified conception of the role of language: representation of facts by propositions.

That vision is abandoned in the later philosophy. Wittgenstein came to see that language is not one monolithic system of representations for picturing reality. The Tractatus was published in in an attempt from Wittgenstein to present a solution to the problems of philosophy that are connected with language, thought, and representation.

It is a short, mind-boggling, and mind-bending work. Wittgenstein's reflections seem to suggest that there is a kind of philosophy or mode of investigation targeting the philosophical grammar of language uses that gratuitously give rise to philosophical problems, and produce in many thinkers philosophical anxieties for which the proper therapy is.

Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (26 April – 29 April) was an Austrian-British philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of /5.

Ludwig Wittgenstein has books on Goodreads with ratings. Ludwig Wittgenstein’s most popular book is. Wittgenstein did eventually develop a method for his new philosophy. The key insight was that language is not a logical system of denotation after all.

Rather, language is a form of social behavior—a set of conventions and nothing more. Instead of asking what a word means in and of itself, we should ask how it is used in context (or contexts). "The book addresses Wittgenstein’s treatment of a traditional philosophical problem.

Any scholar interested in the topic of thought and intention could benefit from engaging with this book." – Alice Morelli for the British Wittgenstein Society "Wittgenstein’s philosophy of mind is of great relevance to contemporary discussions of the : Roger Teichmann.

The story, told with free-wheeling gusto, of four German thinkers – Martin Heidegger, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Cassirer and Ludwig Wittgenstein – before the dark decade of the s. Oskari Kuusela's book is an original and thought-provoking defense of a novel position in the middle ground between these polarized extremes.

He argues that both sides in this long-running debate have misunderstood key parts of Wittgenstein's philosophy, both early and late. By the time Wittgenstein returned to Cambridge inhowever, he had begun to question the truth of his earlier pronouncements. The problem with logical analysis is that it demands too much precision, both in the definition of words and in the representation of logical structure.

In ordinary language, applications of a word often bear only a "family resemblance" to each other, and a variety. Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico Philosophicus was the first major attempt to create a formal representation of a language, though the idea of this as a useful project goes back at least as far as Descartes.

The basis of Wittgenstein's work was Frege's 'concept script', developed a few decades earlier for the purpose of reducing arithmetic to logic, and a metaphysical theory (the picture theory. The Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (), most notable for his ideas in the philosophy of language and logic, had a vested interest in the use of language because he believed philosophical problems to arise from its misuse, “Most of the propositions and questions of philosophers arise from our failure to understand the logic of our.

Wittgenstein is mostly known for his Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and his works on philosophy of language such as the Brown and Blue book, made even more interesting by the fact that he made a shift from his analitical side to a more contextual and flexible side.

Philosophy can not find any truth. Its sole task is to clarify our thoughts by analyzing our use of language. The philosopher is a kind of vigil of thought whose mission is to show the limits of speech sense.

Wittgenstein’s SECOND PHILOSOPHY (). This radically original book argues for the power of ordinary language philosophy—a tradition inaugurated by Ludwig Wittgenstein and J.

Austin, and extended by Stanley Cavell—to transform literary studies. In engaging and lucid prose, Toril Moi demonstrates this philosophy’s unique ability to lay bare the connections between words and the world, dispel the notion of literature as a.

World and Language in Wittgenstein's Philosophy, The - Ebook written by Gordon Hunnings. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read World and Language in Wittgenstein's Philosophy.

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.

This book presents a detailed critical commentary on sections of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations: the famous remarks on 'private language'. From toWittgenstein lived again in Norway, where he worked on his on-going "Philosophische Untersuchungen" ("Philosophical Investigations"), in which he developed a completely new philosophy, quite different from his earlier work, even though nothing was actually published until after his death in Wittgenstein’s work, early and later, contains the seeds of an original and important rethinking of moral or ethical thought that has, so far, yet to be fully appreciated.

The ten essays in this collection, all specially commissioned for this volume, are united in the claim that Wittgenstein’s thought has much to contribute to our understanding of this fundamental area of philosophy and of.

A language-game (German: Sprachspiel) is a philosophical concept developed by Ludwig Wittgenstein, referring to simple examples of language use and the actions into which the language is nstein argued that a word or even a sentence has meaning only as a result of the "rule" of the "game" being played.

Depending on the context, for example, the utterance "Water!". Ludwig Wittgenstein: a portrait / Alice Ambrose --Wittgenstein on 'private language' / John Wisdom --Solipsism and language / John W. Cook --Wittgenstein on psychoanalysis / Charles Hanly --Wittgenstein and ethics / Theodore Redpath --About the same / George Pitcher --Philosophy as grammar and the reality of universals / W.E.

Kennick --Saying. First published inthis book tackles a relatively little-explored area of Wittgenstein’s work, his philosophy of psychology, which played an important part in his late philosophy.

Writing with clarity and insight, Budd traces the complexities of Wittgenstein’s thought, and provides a detailed picture of his views on psychological. Reading this book really opened my mind and helped me appreciate so much about the later Wittgenstein such as his use of philosophy as “therapy”.

It also helped me get my head around his style of analysing problems from all angles to get a feel for our language game This is an exceptionally lucid overview of Wittgenstein’s work/5(6).

LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN. Ludwig Wittgenstein is considered one of the greatest philosophers of the 20 th century following his vast writings touching on analytical philosophy.

His philosophical influence included an array of topics among them logic and language, perception and intention, ethics and religion, aesthetics and culture among others.

‎Ludwig Wittgenstein () is considered by most philosophers - even those who do not share his views - to be the most influential philosopher of the 20th century. His contributions to the philosophy of language, mind, meaning and psychology - as well as to logic, mathematics and epistemology. Ludwig Wittgenstein was the ‘philosophical hero’ of the Vienna Circle and laid the foundations of analytic philosophy, the dominant Anglo-American school of thought of the past century.

Hegel and Wittgenstein are difficult to read. Some people seem to take this as a sign of profundity. It's actually a sign that you haven't thought through your ideas well enough to write them down clearly. In addition, Wittgenstein makes many substantive and false philosophical claims about language and philosophy.

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