The Cambridge Companion to Wittgenstein

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Hans D. Sluga, David G. Stern, Sluga Hans D
Cambridge University Press, 28 ott 1996 - 509 pagine
Each volume of this series of companions to major philosophers contains specially commissioned essays by an international team of scholars, together with a substantial bibliography, and will serve as a reference work for students and non-specialists. One aim of the series is to dispel the intimidation such readers often feel when faced with the work of a difficult and challenging thinker. Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) is one of the most important, influential, and often-cited philosophers of the twentieth century, yet he remains one of its most elusive and least accessible. The essays in this volume address central themes in Wittgenstein's writings on the philosophy of mind, language, logic, and mathematics. They chart the development of his work and clarify the connections between its different stages. The authors illuminate the character of the whole body of work by keeping a tight focus on some key topics: the style of the philosophy, the conception of grammar contained in it, rule-following, convention, logical necessity, the self, and what Wittgenstein called in a famous phrase, "forms of life." An important final essay offers a fundamental reassessment of the status of the many posthumously published texts. New readers will find this the most convenient and accessible guide to Wittgenstein currently available. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Wittgenstein.
 

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Sommario

Wittgensteins critique of philosophy
34
Pictures logic and the limits of sense in Wittgensteins Tractatus
59
Fitting versus tracking Wittgenstein on representation
100
Philosophy as grammar
139
A philosophy of mathematics between two camps
171
Necessity and normativity
198
Wittgenstein mathematics and ethics Resisting the attractions of realism
226
Notes and afterthoughts on the opening of Wittgensteins Investigations
261
Whose house is that? Wittgenstein on the self
320
The question of linguistic idealism revisited
354
Forms of life Mapping the rough ground
383
Certainties of a worldpicture The epistemological investigations of On Certainty
411
The availability of Wittgensteins philosophy
442
Bibliography
477
Index
497
Copyright

Mind meaning and practice
296

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