David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Wittgenstein Studien 1 (2) (1994)
This chapter focuses on sections iv and v of part II of Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations. In these sections Wittgenstein deals with two closely knit problems: our knowledge of other minds and the subject matter of psychology. The interpretation of Wittgenstein’s treatment of these problems cannot remain confined to these sections, however, as equally important references to these problems occur elsewhere in the Investigations as well as in the Remarks on the Philosophy of Psychology. Moreover, Wittgenstein’s very treatment of the two problems is intertwined with his treatment of some other problems in the philosophy of psychology. For instance, in the context of his discussion of the subject matter of psychology, he points out analogies with problems pertaining to theories of perception. I take these analogies seriously and, therefore, a discussion of perception is interwoven as appropriately. Yet another preliminary remark. Although references to other philosophers and psychologists do not occur in sections iv and v, it does not follow that they were not written in response to others. On the contrary, a substantial part of these (and other) sections is the product of reflecting upon theories produced by Russell, James and Köhler. In my view, the best way to understand Wittgenstein is to involve the standpoints of his adversaries explicitly into the discussion. Otherwise seemingly trivial questions and condensed remarks, gain power and depth when explicitly seen as undermining and reversing dominant theories in philosophy and psychology
|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
Fergus Kerr (2008). Work on Oneself: Wittgenstein's Philosophical Psychology. Institute for the Psychological Sciences Press.
Ludwig Wittgenstein (1980). Remarks on the Philosophy of Psychology. Basil Blackwell.
Danièle Moyal-Sharrock (ed.) (2007). Perspicuous Presentations: Essays on Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Psychology. Palgrave Macmillan.
Jeffery Geller (1988). Introspection in Psychology and Philosophy. Philosophy Research Archives 13:471-480.
Joseph Loizzo (1997). Intersubjectivity in Wittgenstein and Freud: Other Minds and the Foundations of Psychiatry. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 18 (4).
Carolyn Black (1990). Very Late Wittgenstein on Emotion. Grazer Philosophische Studien 38:99-114.
Ludwig Wittgenstein (1988/1989). Wittgenstein's Lectures on Philosophical Psychology, 1946-47. University of Chicago Press.
Paul Standish (2011). 'THIS is Produced by a Brain-Process!' Wittgenstein, Transparency and Psychology Today. Journal of Philosophy of Education 46 (1):60-72.
Kevin M. Cahill (2009). Bildung and Decline. Philosophical Investigations 32 (1):23-43.
Rom Harré (2001). Wittgenstein: Science and Religion. Philosophy 76 (2):211-237.
Michel Ter Hark (2007). Tennis Without a Ball' : Wittgenstein on Secondary Sense. In Danièle Moyal-Sharrock (ed.), Perspicuous Presentations: Essays on Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Psychology. Palgrave Macmillan.
Michel ter Hark (2007). Tennis Without a Ball' : Wittgenstein on Secondary Sense. In Danièle Moyal-Sharrock (ed.), Perspicuous Presentations: Essays on Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Psychology. Palgrave Macmillan.
Added to index2010-11-17
Total downloads21 ( #82,692 of 1,102,742 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #182,643 of 1,102,742 )
How can I increase my downloads?