'Now I can go on:' Wittgenstein and our embodied embeddedness in the 'hurly-burly' of life [Book Review]
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Human Studies 19 (4):385 - 407 (1996)
Wittgenstein is not primarily concerned with anything mysterious going on inside people's heads, but with us simply going on with each other; that is, with us being able to inter-relate our everyday, bodily activities in unproblematic ways in with those of others, in practice. Learning to communicate with clear and unequivocal meanings; to send messages; to fully understand each other; to be able to reach out, so to speak, from within language-game entwined forms of life, and to talk in theoretical terms of the contacts one has made., as an individual, with what is out there; and so on — all these abilities are, or can be, later developments. Wittgenstein's investigations into our pre-individual, pre-theoretical, embodied, compulsive activities are utterly revolutionary. They open up a vast new realm for empirical study to do with the detailed and subtle nature of the bodily activities in the background to everything that we do. The relational character of such pre-theoretical, Ur-linguistic, spontaneous bodily activities—and the way in which they display us as seeing connections from within a synopsis of trivialities — is explored through the paradigm of currently fashionable 3–13 random dot autostereograms.
|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
Laura Sterponi & Alessandra Fasulo (2010). “How to Go On”: Intersubjectivity and Progressivity in the Communication of a Child with Autism. Ethos 38 (1):116-142.
Similar books and articles
Robin Wang (2010). The Virtuous Body at Work: The Ethical Life as Qi 氣 in Motion. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 9 (3):339-351.
Rom Harré (2001). Wittgenstein: Science and Religion. Philosophy 76 (2):211-237.
Ronald L. Hall (2010). It's a Wonderful Life: Reflections on Wittgenstein's Last Words. Philosophical Investigations 33 (4):285-302.
Elizabeth A. Behnke (1997). Ghost Gestures: Phenomenological Investigations of Bodily Micromovements and Their Intercorporeal Implications. [REVIEW] Human Studies 20 (2):181-201.
E. D. Klemke (1971). Essays on Wittgenstein. Urbana,University of Illinois Press.
Raymond W. Gibbs Jr (2006). Metaphor Interpretation as Embodied Simulation. Mind and Language 21 (3):434–458.
Daniel Whiting (2010). Particular and General: Wittgenstein, Linguistic Rules, and Context. In , The Later Wittgenstein on Language. Palgrave Macmillan.
John W. Cook (2000). Wittgenstein, Empiricism, and Language. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads31 ( #53,052 of 1,096,449 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #231,754 of 1,096,449 )
How can I increase my downloads?