Cambridge Companions to Philosophy: The Cambridge Companion to Wittgenstein (2nd Revised edition)

Cambridge Companions to Philosophy: The Cambridge Companion to Wittgenstein (2nd Revised edition)

By: David G. Stern (editor), Hans Sluga (editor)Paperback

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Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) is one of the most important and influential philosophers in modern times, but he is also one of the least accessible. In this volume, leading experts chart the development of his work and clarify the connections between its different stages. The essays, which are both expository and original, address central themes in Wittgenstein's writing on a wide range of topics, particularly his thinking about the mind, language, logic, and mathematics. The contributors illuminate the character of the whole body of work by focusing on key topics: the style of the philosophy, the conception of grammar contained in it, rule-following, convention, logical necessity, the self, and what Wittgenstein called, in a famous phrase, 'forms of life'. This revised edition includes a new introduction, five new essays - on Tractarian ethics, Wittgenstein's development, aspects, the mind, and time and history - and a fully updated comprehensive bibliography.

About Author

Hans Sluga is the William and Trudy Ausfahl Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Gottlob Frege (1980), Heidegger's Crisis: Philosophy and Politics in Nazi Germany (1993), Wittgenstein (2011), and Politics in Search of the Common Good (Cambridge, 2014). David G. Stern is Professor of Philosophy and a Collegiate Fellow in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa. His authored works include Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2004) and he is also a co-editor of Wittgenstein: Lectures, Cambridge 1930-1933, from the Notes of G.E. Moore (Cambridge, 2016).


Preface; Introduction; 1. Wittgenstein's critique of philosophy Robert J. Fogelin; 2. Pictures, logic, and the limits of sense in Wittgenstein's Tractatus Thomas Ricketts; 3. Tractarian ethics Kevin Cahill; 4. Wittgenstein in the 1930s David G. Stern; 5. A philosophy of mathematics between two camps Steve Gerrard; 6. Necessity and normativity Hans-Johann Glock; 7. Wittgenstein, mathematics, and ethics: resisting the attractions of realism Cora Diamond; 8. Notes and afterthoughts on the opening of Wittgenstein's Investigations Stanley Cavell; 9. Mind, meaning and practice Barry Stroud; 10. Body and soul Joachim Schulte; 11. The question of linguistic idealism revisited Hans Sluga; 12. Aspects of aspects Juliet Floyd; 13. Forms of life: mapping the rough ground Naomi Scheman; 14. Time and history in Wittgenstein Hans Sluga; 15. Certainties of a world picture: the epistemological investigations of On Certainty Michael Kober; Bibliography; Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9781107545946
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 532
  • ID: 9781107545946
  • weight: 850
  • ISBN10: 1107545943
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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