A Wittgensteinian Way with Paradoxes

A Wittgensteinian Way with Paradoxes

By: Rupert Read (author)Hardback

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A Wittgensteinian way with paradoxes tackles some of the classic philosophical paradoxes that have puzzled philosophers over the centuries and explores how they can be dissolved using the 'therapeutic' method of Wittgenstein, according to the 'resolute' reading of the latter's work. The book shows how, by contrast, we should give more serious consideration to real, 'lived paradoxes', some of which can be harmful psychically, morally or politically, but others of which can be beneficial.

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Rupert Read is reader in philosophy at the University of East Anglia.


Introduction: The Paradoxes of (Philosophical) Delusion Part I. Away with Philosophers' Paradoxes Chapter 1: Pre-empting Russell's Paradox: Wittgenstein and Frege Against Logicism Chapter 2: 'Time Travel': The Very Idea Chapter 3: A Paradox for Chomsky: On Our Being Through and Through 'Inside' Language Chapter 4: Kripke's Rule-Following Paradox - and Kripke's Conjuring Trick Chapter 5: The Unstatability of Kripkian Scepticisms Chapter 6: Heaps of Trouble: 'Logically Alien Thought' and the Dissolution of "Sorites" Paradoxes Chapter 7: The Dissolution of the 'Surprise Exam' Paradox - and its Implications for Rational Choice Theory Part II. A Way with Lived Paradoxes Chapter 8: Swastikas and Cyborgs: The Significance of PI 420, for Reading Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations as a 'War Book' Chapter 9: From Moore's Paradox to 'Wittgenstein's Paradox'?: On Lived Paradox in Cases of (Moral and) Mental Ill-Health Chapter 10: Lived 'Reductio Ad Absurdum': A Paradoxical and Proper Method of Philosophy, and of Life Chapter 11: Leaving Things As It Is (sic.): Philosophy and Life 'After' Wittgenstein and Zen Chapter 12: Conclusion: On Lived Paradoxes

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/10/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780739168967
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 298
  • ID: 9780739168967
  • weight: 585
  • ISBN10: 0739168967

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