On what sort of speech act Wittgenstein's investigations is and why it matters (the philosophical forum , XXVIII, no. 3, 1997
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophers concerned with speech acts, or Wittgenstein's uses of language , mostly fix their attention on actions done by issuing just a phrase or short sentence (in the appropriate circumstances with the proper qualifications, feeling, intent, uptake, etc.). "Five red apples" is Wittgenstein's paradigm example in his Philosophical Investigations . "There's a bittern at the bottom of your garden" plays a similar role in J. L. Austin's most central and ambitious essay, "Other Minds." Indeed, as Wittgenstein points out, a single word or gesture may do the job perfectly well, just as an illiterate man can make a valid contract by marking an "X" on a piece of paper. And, of course, in all relevant philosophical respects, a speech act may be written rather than spoken: in his leitmotiv example, Wittgenstein..
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Nuno Venturinha (ed.) (2010). Wittgenstein After His Nachlass. Palgrave Macmillan.
Steven G. Affeldt (1999). Captivating Pictures and Liberating Language: Freedom as the Achievement of Speech in Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations. Philosophical Topics 27 (2):255-285.
Stephen Mulhall (2007). Wittgenstein's Private Language: Grammar, Nonsense, and Imagination in Philosophical Investigations, Sections 243-315. Oxford University Press.
David Robjant (2012). Learning of Pains; Wittgenstein's Own Cartesian Mistake at Investigations 246. Wittgenstein Studien 2012 3 (2012):261-285.
Ludwig Wittgenstein (2006). The Wittgenstein Reader. Blackwell Pub..
David G. Stern (2004). Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press.
Erich Ammereller & Eugen Fisher (eds.) (2004). Wittgenstein at Work: Method in the Philosophical Investigations. Routledge.
Peter M. S. Hacker (2012). Wittgenstein on Grammar, Theses and Dogmatism. Philosophical Investigations 35 (1):1-17.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads19 ( #90,303 of 1,102,930 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #120,755 of 1,102,930 )
How can I increase my downloads?