This book is available either individually, or as part of the specially-priced Arguments of the Philosphers Collection. Keywords, Wittgenstein, Ludwig. Categories. Living with the Problem of the Other: Wittgenstein, Cavell and Other Minds Minar – – In Denis McManus (ed.), Wittgenstein and. Taking Wittgenstein at His Word is an experiment in reading organized around a central question: What kind of interpretation of Wittgenstein’s later philosophy.

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Taking Wittgenstein at his word means, for Richter, focusing on the therapeutic goals that Wittgenstein fogelkn for his philosophy, and he goes on to uncover such therapy in several Wittgensteinian stations including the less beaten, but absolutely appropriate, paths of ethics and religion.

HoltzmannChristopher M. Added to PP index Total downloads 64of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 4of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Rhetoric, Therapy and Wittgenstein’s Pyrrhonism. Lest we succumb to ascribing to Wittgenstein a closing, bottom-line thesis — not the consensual, traditional impossibility of private language, wittgenstien even its newly exposed incoherence — Fogelin delivers the coup de grace in, or actually out of, Wittgenstein’s words: So another person cannot understand the language PI If so, then we are not, ultimately, taking him at his word.

But viewing mathematical propositions as rules subject to the same paradox of interpretation that haunts all rules and placing these rules in a defactoist context shows that the Cantorian “paradise” is no paradise at all.

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Buy the selected items together This item: Methodology and content, then, are not divorced; instead, Wittgenstein’s methodology becomes both the means and the end of Wittgensteinian interpretation. Lewis – – Philosophical Quarterly 38 July: Platonism usually wins the day since our ordinary context is, mistakenly perhaps, platonistic. As Fogelin reminds us, there have been prominent Wittgensteinian interpreters who have understood Wittgenstein’s demands clearly — that a philosopher must not amass theses but should rather clear up misunderstandings of language through description alone — but have, while interpreting him, disagreed with such stipulations.


Ludwig Wittgenstein in 20th Century Philosophy categorize this paper. Reportage is almost all there is to it, albeit with inevitable explicatory accompaniments. The Problem of Other Minds: Almost eerily, a recent book Duncan Richter, Wittgenstein at his WordContinuum,presents a related yet dissimilar ideology that is invested in doing Wittgensteinian interpretation.

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Sign in to use this feature. Don’t have a Kindle? Or sometimes, in very poignant cases such as Cantor’s transfinite numbers, even mathematicians “rise up” to the call of the philosophy of mathematics and are enticed by the same giddiness that lets us posit arenas of mathematics far removed from practical, de facto mathematics.

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Wittgenstein’s Paradoxical Reinterpretation of Sceptical Doubt. Norman Malcolm – – Inquiry: Fogelin Limited preview – Wittgenstein will not demolish Frege’s platonism by simply denying it, for as we have seen, denying a thesis means accepting the grammar of its assertion and negation. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Sign in to use this feature.

Customers who bought this item also bought. I see that my understanding and perspective definitely improved a little as a result of reading this book, which is clearly designed to help beginning students of Wittgenstein’s work such as myself. Bob Plant – – Philosophical Investigations 27 3: The Everyday Alternative to Scepticism: Wittgenstein’s thoughts, nay — words, on mathematics are presented with a similar agenda: Added to PP index Total downloads 14of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads?


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Hutchinson – – Metaphilosophy 38 5: This was our paradox: The label needn’t be defined but is rather a typically Wittgensteinian amalgam: Ordinary Language Replies to Skepticism in Epistemology.

Taking Wittgenstein at His Word: How to Read Wittgenstein How to Read. But how can I explain the nature of a rule to myself? Colin Johnston – – Synthese 2: These works do, indeed must, rely on particular interpretations of Wittgenstein’s texts, but their objective is not the interpretation wittgenstdin Wittgenstein per se.

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The constant duality of movement between step-by-step textual detail and deep, contextual holism throughout this fogelni serves to shed light on the exemplary Wittgensteinian themes of private language and mathematics, beyond merely interpreting them since, as we’ve seen with Fogelinthe paradox of interpretation is at the root of all our misunderstandings.

And what does it mean to take Wittgenstein at his word?