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Wittgenstein on meaning

an interpretation and evaluation

by Colin McGinn

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Published by B. Blackwell in Oxford, New York, NY, USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951.,
  • Kripke, Saul A., 1940-,
  • Meaning (Philosophy) -- History -- 20th century.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementColin McGinn.
    SeriesAristotelian Society series ;, v. 1
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB3376.W564 M38 1984
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 202 p. :
    Number of Pages202
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2950274M
    ISBN 100631137645
    LC Control Number84191269

    Everything that humans think or intend gains its meaning from the use of words, which gain their meaning from the customs of the collective human culture. This is a crucial point for Wittgenstein. This is a crucial point for Wittgenstein.   Wittgenstein, Mind and Meaning offers a provocative re-reading of Wittgenstein's later writings on language and mind, and explores the tensions between Wittgenstein's ideas and contemporary cognitivist conceptions of the mental. This book addresses both Wittgenstein's later works as well as contemporary issues in philosophy of mind. It provides fresh insight into the later Cited by:

    The book casts new light on the Tractatus and Philosophical Investigations, and traces the development of a number of central themes in Wittgenstein’s philosophy. These include his conception of philosophical method, logical atomism and the picture theory of meaning, the nature of Author: David G. Stern. Annalisa Coliva's 'Rituals, philosophy, science, and progress: Wittgenstein on Frazer' analyzes Wittgenstein's anti-scientism in his remarks on Frazer's Golden Bough (Wittgenstein ), the context in which it emerges with most clarity. The anthropological (and philosophical) method, in Wittgenstein's interpretation, differs from the.

    Wittgenstein – Lecture on Ethics 3 of 6 Ethics, this book would, with an explosion, destroy all the other books in the world. Our words used as we use them in science, are vessels capable only of containing and conveying meaning and sense, natural meaning and sense. Ethics, if it is anything, is supernatural and our words will onlyFile Size: 19KB. Particular and General: Wittgenstein, Linguistic Rules, and Contexf Daniel Whiting Introduction Wittgenstein famously remarks that 'the meaning of a word is its use' (PI §43). Whether one views this as gesturing at a 'theory'of meaning, or as aiming primarily to File Size: KB.


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Like the previous volumes, it consists of philosophical essays and exegesis/5. Wittgenstein on the Meaning of Life Novem Meaning of Life - Classics John Messerly Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein ( –) was an Austrian philosopher who held the professorship in philosophy at the University of Cambridge from until Presenting the issues thematically (as they relate to questions of reference, scepticism about meaning, and the social dimension of language, among others), the book explores how the arguments in the Philosophical Investigations remain relevant, compelling us to reflect in novel and challenging ways on the nature of : Thomas McNally.

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A philosopher who, by many, is considered the greatest of the 20 th century. was a Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford from until his death in He is the co-author with P.M.S.

Hacker of the first two volumes of the four-volume Analytical Commentary on the Philosophical Investigations (Blackwell, –96), and with Katherine Morris of Descartes’ Dualism (). He also wrote numerous articles on Wittgenstein, Frege, Russell, Waismann and. Wittgenstein: Understanding and Meaning, Volume 1 of An Analytical Commentary on the Philosophical Investigations Part II: Exegesis §§1– G.

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An page scholarly overview is unlikely to be best for someone looking for a short beginner-friendly introduction, for. Meaning and the form of life. There is a last important concept in the understanding of Wittgenstein’s explanation of meaning.

The nebula formed by linguistic practices is something that only finds its raison d’être as a constitutive part of what Wittgenstein called a form of life (Lebensform). ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: vii, pages ; 23 cm: Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt.

I Mind Verificationism and Wittgenstein's View of Mind / William Child Reading-Machines, Feelings of Influence, Experiences of Being Guided: Wittgenstein on Reading / Joachim Schulte Reasons and Causes / Frederick Stoutland Wittgenstein visited Frege, who advised him to study with Bertrand Russell.

So, Wittgenstein went to Cambridge, met Russell, and decided to stay in Cambridge to study philosophy under him.

Over the next seven years, he laboured intensely on a book on the nature of logic, logical necessity, and the limits of what can be said in language.

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They are so named because of the color of the paper they were originally bound in. The Blue Book criticizes the idea that the meaning of a word resides in some sort of mental act or act of interpretation.

Although Stern thinks Benjamin and the later Wittgenstein share the aesthetic approach to language associated with this tradition, he contrasts the two thinkers on many points, and in such instances his sympathies are consistently with the position on 'aesthetic meaning' he ascribes to Benjamin.

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