Wittgenstein and His Interpreters: Essays in Memory of Gordon Baker

Wittgenstein and His Interpreters: Essays in Memory of Gordon Baker

By: Edward Kanterian (editor), Guy Kahane (editor), Oskari Kuusela (editor)Hardback

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Comprising specially commissioned essays from some of the most significant contributors to the field, this volume provides a uniquely authoritative and thorough survey of the main lines of Wittgenstein scholarship over the past 50 years, tracing the history and current trends as well as anticipating the future shape of work on Wittgenstein.* The first collection of its kind, this volume presents a range of perspectives on the different approaches to the philosophy of Wittgenstein* Written by leading experts from America, Britain, and Europe* Provides a much needed overview of the complex landscape of Wittgenstein exegesis and Wittgensteinian approaches to philosophy* Assesses the current state, aims, and future of Wittgenstein scholarship* An essential guide for both students and scholars

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Guy Kahane is Deputy Director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at Oxford University. Edward Kanterian is lecturer in philosophy at Trinity College and Jesus College, Oxford. Oskari Kuusela is an Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Philosophy, University of Helsinki.


Introduction. 1. Perspectives on Wittgenstein: An Intermittently Opinionated Survey (Hans-Johann Glock). 2. Wittgenstein's Method: Ridding People of Philosophical Prejudices (Katherine Morris). 3. Gordon Baker's Late Interpretation of Wittgenstein (P. M. S. Hacker). 4. The Interpretation of the Philosophical Investigations: Style, Therapy, Nachlass (Alois Pichler). 5. Ways of Reading Wittgenstein: Observations on Certain Uses of the Word 'Metaphysics' (Joachim Schulte). 6. Metaphysical/Everyday Use: A Note on a Late Paper by Gordon Baker (Hilary Putnam). 7. Wittgenstein and Transcendental Idealism (A. W. Moore). 8. Simples and the Idea of Analysis in the Tractatus (Marie McGinn). 9. Words, Waxing and Waning: Ethics in/and/of the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (Stephen Mulhall). 10. The Uses of Wittgenstein's Beetle: Philosophical Investigations 293 and Its Interpreters (David G. Stern). 11. Bourgeois, Bolshevist or Anarchist?: The Reception of Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mathematics (Ray Monk). 12. Wittgenstein and Ethical Naturalism (Alice Crary). Bibliography. Index.

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  • publication date: 24/08/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781405129220
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9781405129220
  • weight: 662
  • ISBN10: 1405129220

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