Philosophical Health

Philosophical Health : Wittgenstein's Method in Philosophical Investigations

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The style of Wittgenstein's writing in his Philosophical Investigations seems quite peculiar to many readers, and is in many way unlike any other style of writing in the history of philosophy. In Philosophical Health, Richard Gilmore argues that Wittgenstein's ultimate goal in the "Investigations" is to restore us to a condition of philosophical health. The traditional methods and styles of doing philosophy, Gilmore suggests, led to a strange kind of philosophical sickness. Philosophical health is a condition that does not repudiate the philosophical search or philosophical wonder, but does free us from a kind of sickness that results from looking in the wrong places for the wrong kinds of answers. According to Gilmore, Wittgenstein thought that to do philosophy in the right way we have to pay careful attention to the way we speak and think about things in our everyday lives. Philosophical Health is an original and thought-provoking look at Wittgenstein's later more

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 18mm | 498.96g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739100092
  • 9780739100097

About Richard A. Gilmore

Richard Gilmore is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Concordia more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Later Method and Epistemology Chapter 3 A New Philosophical Method Chapter 4 The Method Analysed Chapter 5 Some Questions of Interpretation Chapter 6 Where Philosophy Begins Chapter 7 A Philosophical Copmparison Chapter 8 Philosophers and Irony Chapter 9 After Wittgensteinshow more