Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations: Text and Context

Routledge (1991)
The apparently disjointed structure of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations has often been taken as a license for interpreting passages out of context. As a result, numerous articles and books have appeared which pay little attention to the actual text. Robert Arrington and Hans-Johann Glock show how important it is to consider the arguments which specify or authorize particular readings of certain passages. The essays in this volume approach the Investigations with the conviction that prior to pronouncements of the relevance or tenability of certain remarks, one must carefully consider Wittgenstein's text itself and locate the puzzling passages in their contexts in order to understand and appreciate them. A lively debate emerges as authors differ in their assessments of the philosophical value of their material; some try to show that careful interpretations reveal valuable insights into prima facie untenable passages, while others conclude that certain remarks fail to resolve the issues they address. Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations is a major contribution to the study of this work as well as the whole of Wittgenstein's thought. It will be essential and fascinating reading for those who study this great thinker.
Keywords Philosophy  Language and languages Philosophy
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Reprint years 1992
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Call number B3376.W563.P638 1991
ISBN(s) 041507035X   9780415070355     9780203415832   9781134912490   9781134912483   9781134912445   9781134912469
DOI 10.2307/2219622
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