Wittgenstein on Words as Instruments

Wittgenstein on Words as Instruments : Lessons in Philosophical Psychology

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Wittgenstein believed that his writing should not save other people the trouble of thinking for themselves. In this book the author attempts to de-mystify Wittgenstein and stimulate the reader's own ideas on the use of words as instruments. He looks particularly at Wittgenstein's use of words and his distrust of philosophical questions such as "what are we reporting about ourselves when we say we believe something?". In clear terms he advises students how to deal with difficulties about psychological words and interprets some of the more perplexing passages in "Investigations" and "Zettel".show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 138 x 216mm | 277g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0748601945
  • 9780748601943