Seeing Wittgenstein Anew

Seeing Wittgenstein Anew

By: Victor J. Krebs (editor), William Day (editor)Paperback

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Seeing Wittgenstein Anew is a collection which examines Ludwig Wittgenstein's remarks on the concept of aspect-seeing, showing that it was not simply one more topic of investigation in Wittgenstein's later writings but rather a pervasive and guiding concept in his efforts to turn philosophy's attention to the actual conditions of our common life in language. The essays in this 2010 volume open up novel paths across familiar fields of thought: the objectivity of interpretation, the fixity of the past, the acquisition of language, and the nature of human consciousness. Significantly, they exemplify how continuing consideration of the interrelated phenomena of aspect-seeing might produce a fruitful way of doing philosophy in a new century.

About Author

William Day is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Le Moyne College. He writes on aesthetics and moral perfectionist thought, with a particular focus on the work of Wittgenstein, Cavell, Emerson and Confucian thinkers. His publications include book chapters and articles on Cavell, Emerson, jazz improvisation and film. Victor J. Krebs is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru. He is the author of several publications on the philosophy of psychology, mind and language, most recently La recuperacion del sentido: Wittgenstein, la filosofia y lo trascendente.


Introduction: seeing aspects in Wittgenstein William Day and Victor J. Krebs; Part I. Aspects of 'Seeing-As': 1. Aesthetic analogies Norton Batkin; 2. Aspects, sense, and perception Sandra Laugier; 3. An allegory of affinities: on seeing a world of aspects in a universe of things Timothy Gould; 4. The touch of words Stanley Cavell; Part II. Aspects and the Self; Section 1. Self-Knowledge: 5. In a new light: Wittgenstein, aspect-perception, and retrospective change in self-understanding Garry L. Hagberg; 6. The bodily root: seeing aspects and inner experience Victor J. Krebs; Section 2. Problems of the Mind: 7. (Ef)facing the soul: Wittgenstein and materialism David R. Cerbone; 8. Wittgenstein on aspect-seeing, the nature of discursive consciousness, and the experience of agency Richard Eldridge; Part III. Aspects and Language: 9. The philosophical significance of meaning-blindness Edward Minar; 10. Wanting to say something: aspect-blindness and language William Day; Part IV. Aspects and Method; Section 1. Therapy: 11. On learning from Wittgenstein, or what does it take to see the grammar of seeing aspects? Avner Baz; 12. The work of Wittgenstein's words: a reply to Baz Stephen Mulhall; 13. On the difficulty of seeing aspects and the 'therapeutic' reading of Wittgenstein Steven G. Affeldt; Section 2. Seeing Connections: 14. Overviews: what are they of and what are they for? Frank Cioffi; 15. On being surprised: Wittgenstein on aspect-perception, logic, and mathematics Juliet Floyd; 16. The enormous danger Gordon C. F. Bearn; Appendix: a page concordance for unnumbered remarks in philosophical investigations William Day.

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  • ISBN13: 9780521547321
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 412
  • ID: 9780521547321
  • weight: 500
  • ISBN10: 0521547326

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