David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 3 (3):263-286 (2004)
Since the publication of the Philosophical Investigations in 1953, Wittgenstein''s later philosophy of mind has been the subject of numerous books and articles. Although most commentators agree that Wittgenstein was neither a behaviorist nor a Cartesian dualist, many continue to ascribe to him a position that strongly resembles one of the alternatives. In contrast, this paper argues that Wittgenstein was strongly opposed to behaviorism and Cartesianism, and that he was concerned to show that these positions implicitly share a problematic assumption. This assumption is a seemingly innocent idea that subjectivity, or mind, is some kind of object or thing. The paper provides a detailed survey of Wittgenstein''s critique of Cartesianism and behaviorism, as well as an outline of Wittgenstein''s alternative account of subjectivity.
|Keywords||behaviorism Cartesianism Heidegger subjectivity Wittgenstein|
|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
Sara Heinämaa (2012). The Self and the Others: Common Topics for Husserl and Wittgenstein. Southern Journal of Philosophy 50 (2):234-249.
Similar books and articles
Anthony Kenny (2006). Wittgenstein. Blackwell Pub..
Tim Labron (2009). Wittgenstein and Theology. T & T Clark.
G. E. M. Anscombe (1974). The Subjectivity of Sensation. Ajatus 36:3-18.
David G. Stern (2000). The Significance of Jewishness for Wittgenstein's Philosophy. Inquiry 43 (4):383 – 401.
Sandra Laugier (forthcoming). Wittgenstein, la subjectivité et la « voix intérieure ». Revue de Métaphysique Et de Morale.
Sandra Laugier (2007). The Myth of the Outer : Wittgenstein's Redefinition of Subjectivity. In Danièle Moyal-Sharrock (ed.), Perspicuous Presentations: Essays on Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Psychology. Palgrave Macmillan. 151--173.
Jocelyn Benoist (forthcoming). Le sujet dans le langage : Wittgenstein et la grammaire de la subjectivité. Revue de Métaphysique Et de Morale.
Søren Overgaard (2007). Wittgenstein and Other Minds: Rethinking Subjectivity and Intersubjectivity with Wittgenstein, Levinas, and Husserl. Routledge.
Evelyn Wortsman Deluty (2005). Wittgenstein's Paradox. International Philosophical Quarterly 45 (1):87-102.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads51 ( #30,197 of 1,096,674 )
Recent downloads (6 months)9 ( #20,403 of 1,096,674 )
How can I increase my downloads?