The Routledge Guidebook to Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

The Routledge Guidebook to Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

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Wittgenstein is one of the most important and influential twentieth-century philosophers in the western tradition. In his Philosophical Investigations he undertakes a radical critique of analytical philosophy's approach to both the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind. The Routledge Guidebook to Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations introduces and assesses:

Wittgenstein's life
The principal ideas of the Philosophical Investigations
Some of the principal disputes concerning the interpretation of his work
Wittgenstein's philosophical method and its connection with the form of the text.

With further reading included throughout, this guidebook is essential reading for all students of philosophy, and all those wishing to get to grips with this masterpiece.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 346 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 33.02mm | 482g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 6 Line drawings, black and white
  • 0415452554
  • 9780415452557

Table of contents

Series Editor Preface Preface Abbreviations Introduction 1. Style and Method 2. Wittgenstein's Critique of Augustine 3. Rules and Rule-following 4. Privacy and Private Language 5. The Inner and the Outer 6. Intentionality: Thinking, Imagining, Believing 7. Intentionality: Thinking, Expecting, Intending 8. Seeing and Seeing Aspects Bibliography Index
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About Marie McGinn

Marie McGinn is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of York.
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