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Oskari Kuusela
University of East Anglia
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    The Struggle Against Dogmatism: Wittgenstein and the Concept of Philosophy.Oskari Kuusela - 2008 - Harvard University Press.
    Wittgenstein on philosophical problems : from one fundamental problem to particular problems -- The Tractatus on philosophical problems -- Wittgenstein's later conception of philosophical problems -- Examples of philosophical problems as based on misunderstandings -- Tendencies and inclinations of thinking : philosophy as therapy -- Wittgenstein's notion of peace in philosophy : the contrast with the Tractatus -- Two conceptions of clarification -- The Tractatus's conception of philosophy as logical analysis -- Wittgenstein's later critique of the Tractatus's notion of logical (...)
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  2. Wittgenstein on Logic as the Method of Philosophy: Re-Examining the Roots and Development of Analytic Philosophy.Oskari Kuusela - 2019 - Oxford University Press.
    Oskari Kuusela explores Wittgenstein's account of logic in the context of the history of analytic philosophy. He presents Wittgenstein as developing the logical-philosophical approaches of his contemporaries and credits him with resolving the long-standing dispute between the ideal language and ordinary language schools of analytic philosophy.
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    Introduction.Oskari Kuusela & Benjamin De Mesel - 2019 - In Oskari Kuusela & Benjamin De Mesel (eds.), Ethics in the Wake of Wittgenstein. New York: Routledge. pp. 1-16.
    Introduction to our edited volume on Wittgensteinian ethics with papers by Oskari Kuusela, Edward Harcourt, Anne-Marie Christensen, Sabina Lovibond, Alexander Miller, Benjamin De Mesel, Cora Diamond, Lars Hertzberg, Jeremy Johnson, Craig Taylor, Alice Crary, Lynette Reid.
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  4. Carnap and the Tractatus' Philosophy of Logic.Oskari Kuusela - 2012 - Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy 1 (3):1-25.
    This article discusses the relation between the early Wittgenstein’s and Carnap’s philosophies of logic, arguing that Carnap’s position in The Logical Syntax of Language is in certain respects much closer to the Tractatus than has been recognized. In Carnapian terms, the Tractatus’ goal is to introduce, by means of quasi-syntactical sentences, syntactical principles and concepts to be used in philosophical clarification in the formal mode. A distinction between the material and formal mode is therefore already part of the Tractatus’ view, (...)
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    Wittgenstein and the Unity of Good.Oskari Kuusela - 2020 - European Journal of Philosophy 28 (2):428-444.
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    The Method of Language-Games as a Method of Logic.Oskari Kuusela - 2014 - Philosophical Topics 42 (2):129-160.
    This paper develops an account of Wittgenstein’s method of language-games as a method of logic that exhibits important continuities with Russell’s and the early Wittgenstein’s conceptions of logic and logical analysis as the method of philosophy. On the proposed interpretation, the method of language-games is a method for isolating and modeling aspects of the uses of linguistic expressions embedded in human activities that enables one to make perspicuous complex uses of expressions by gradually building up the complexity of clarificatory models. (...)
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    The Problem of Domination by Reason and Its Non-Relativistic Solution.Oskari Kuusela - 2019 - Nordic Wittgenstein Review 8:23-42.
    This paper outlines a solution to what can be called “the problem of domination by reason”, “conceptual domination” or “clarificatorory injustice”, connected with how a philosopher may appear to be in a position to legitimately coerce, by means of arguments, an interlocutor who shares with her a concept or a conceptual system to accept a philosophical characterization of a concept or whatever the concept concerns. The proposed solution is based on a particular interpretation of what Wittgenstein means by agreement in (...)
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    The Tree and the Net: Reading the Tractatus Two-Dimensionally.Oskari Kuusela - 2015 - Rivista di Storia Della Filosofia 70 (1):229-232.
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    Note From the Editors.Simo Säätelä, Gisela Bengtsson, Cato Wittusen & Oskari Kuusela - 2020 - Nordic Wittgenstein Review 9.
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    Wittgenstein’s Investigations: Awakening the Imagination by Beth Savickey. [REVIEW]Oskari Kuusela - 2020 - Estetika 57 (1):86-92.
    A book review of Beth Savickey. Wittgenstein’s Investigations: Awakening the Imagination. Cham: Springer, 2017, 137 pp. ISBN 978-3-319-45308-8.
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  11. Wittgenstein, Ethics and Philosophical Clarification.Oskari Kuusela - 2018 - In Reshef Agam-Segal & Edmund Dain (eds.), Wittgenstein's Moral Thought. London and New York: Routledge. pp. 37-65.
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    Wittgenstein’s Comparison Between Philosophy, Aesthetics and Ethics.Oskari Kuusela - 2017 - In Anja Weiberg & Stefan Majetschak (eds.), Aesthetics Today: Contemporary Approaches to the Aesthetics of Nature and of Arts. Proceedings of the 39th International Wittgenstein Symposium in Kirchberg. De Gruyter. pp. 333-348.
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    Gordon Baker, Wittgensteinian Philosophical Conceptions and Perspicuous Representation: The Possibility of Multidimensional Logical Descriptions.Oskari Kuusela - 2014 - Nordic Wittgenstein Review 3 (2):71-98.
    This paper discusses Gordon Baker’s interpretation of the later Wittgenstein, in particular his interpretation of the notion of Wittgensteinian philosophical conceptions and the notions of non-exclusivity, local incompatibility, non-additivity and global pluralism which Baker uses to characterize Wittgensteinian conceptions. On the basis of this discussion, and a critique of certain features of Baker’s interpretation of Wittgensteinian conceptions, I introduce the notion of a multidimensional logical description of language use, explaining how this notion, which Baker’s interpretation excludes, constitutes and important element (...)
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  14. Transcendental Arguments and the Problem of Dogmatism.Oskari Kuusela - 2008 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 16 (1):57 – 75.
    Transcendental arguments have been described as undogmatic or non-dogmatic arguments. This paper examines this contention critically and addresses the question of what is required from an argument for which the characterization is valid. I shall argue that although transcendental arguments do in certain respects meet what one should require from non-dogmatic arguments, they - or more specifically, what I shall call 'general transcendental arguments' - involve an assumption about conceptual unity that constitutes a reason for not attributing to them the (...)
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    Book Review: Wittgenstein on Rules and NatureDrommKeithWittgenstein on Rules and NatureLondon: Continuum, 2008. 124 Pp. $130/£65. [REVIEW]Oskari Kuusela - 2013 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 43 (3):400-405.
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    From Metaphysics and Philosophical Theses to Grammar: Wittgenstein's Turn.Oskari Kuusela - 2005 - Philosophical Investigations 28 (2):95–133.
    The paper discusses Wittgenstein's conception of philosophy as devoid of theses. Although already the _Tractatus aims to abandon philosophical theses, it relapses to such theses. In his later work Wittgenstein develops a novel conception of the status of philosophical statements. Rather than to state what his object of investigation, e.g., the use of a word, must be, the philosopher is to employ rules, examples etc., as 'objects of comparison'. A philosophical statement does not describe a necessity in reality. The modality (...)
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    Wittgenstein and His Interpreters: Essays in Memory of Gordon Baker.Guy Kahane, Edward Kanterian & Oskari Kuusela (eds.) - 2007 - Wiley-Blackwell.
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    Do the Concepts of Grammar and Use in Wittgenstein Articulate a Theory of Language or Meaning?Oskari Kuusela - 2006 - Philosophical Investigations 29 (4):309–341.
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    On Wittgenstein's and Carnap's Conceptions of the Dissolution of Philosophical Problems, and Against a Therapeutic Mix: How to Solve the Paradox of the Tractatus.Oskari Kuusela - 2019 - Philosophical Investigations 42 (3):213-240.
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    The Methodological Significance of Intuitions in Philosophy.Oskari Kuusela - 2019 - In James Conant & Sebastian Sunday Grève (eds.), Wittgenstein on Philosophy, Objectivity, and Meaning. Cambridge University Press. pp. 62-83.
    This chapter discusses the methodological and epistemological significance of so-called intuitions in philosophy; that is, whether intuitions can be understood as evidence for or against philosophical claims or, if not, whether they might have some other kind of methodological significance. A closely connected issue which the chapter addresses, is whether our comprehension of logical, conceptual, or metaphysical possibilities and necessities can be explained by reference to intuitions or the capacity of intuition or, if not, how our capacity to understand such (...)
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  21. Tractatus' Failure.Oskari Kuusela - unknown
    In this paper I discuss the role of the nonsensical ‘statements’ of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus and the aims of the book, a topic which has in recent years been the subject of, at times heated, controversy among Wittgenstein’s readers.1 In this debate the so-called ineffability interpretation argues that the role of nonsense in the Tractatus is to make us grasp ineffable truths which ‘strictly speaking’ cannot be said or thought2. By contrast, the interpretation known as the resolute reading emphasises the incomprehensibility (...)
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    Introduction. Editors' Introduction.Oskari Kuusela & Marie McGinn - 2011 - In Marie McGinn & Oskari Kuusela (eds.), Dialogue and Universalism. Oxford University Press. pp. 10-14.
  23. Nonsense and Clarification in the Tractatus-Resolute and Ineffability Readings and the Tractatus' Failure.Oskari Kuusela - 2006 - Acta Philosophica Fennica 80:35.
     
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    Philosophy as Education in Thinking: Why Getting the Reader to Think Matters to Wittgenstein.Oskari Kuusela - 2020 - In A. C. Grayling, Shyam Wuppuluri, Christopher Norris, Nikolay Milkov, Oskari Kuusela, Danièle Moyal-Sharrock, Beth Savickey, Jonathan Beale, Duncan Pritchard, Annalisa Coliva, Jakub Mácha, David R. Cerbone, Paul Horwich, Michael Nedo, Gregory Landini, Pascal Zambito, Yoshihiro Maruyama, Chon Tejedor, Susan G. Sterrett, Carlo Penco, Susan Edwards-Mckie, Lars Hertzberg, Edward Witherspoon, Michel ter Hark, Paul F. Snowdon, Rupert Read, Nana Last, Ilse Somavilla & Freeman Dyson (eds.), Wittgensteinian : Looking at the World From the Viewpoint of Wittgenstein’s Philosophy. Springer Verlag. pp. 21-37.
    Wittgenstein writes in the preface to the Philosophical Investigations: ‘I should not like my writing to spare other people the trouble of thinking. But if possible, to stimulate someone to thoughts of his own.’ In the following I argue that this indicates something essential about Wittgenstein’s approach. In order to remain true to his conception of philosophy without theses, he could not, for example, aim to instruct his reader about about grammar or put forward prescriptions about grammar, logic or language (...)
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    Iris Murdoch, Philosopher: A Collection of Essays, Edited by Justin Broackes. [REVIEW]Silvia Panizza & Oskari Kuusela - 2015 - Mind 124 (496):1249-1254.
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    Wittgenstein and Logic Today: The Logical Must by Penelope Maddy. [REVIEW]Oskari Kuusela - 2015 - Nordic Wittgenstein Review 4 (1):233-236.
    Review of Maddy, Penelope: The Logical Must: Wittgenstein on Logic. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 152 pp.
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    Post‐Analytic Tractatus, Edited by Barry Stocker.Oskari Kuusela - 2008 - European Journal of Philosophy 16 (3):478-482.
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  28. Wittgenstein's Conception of Philosophy and Philosophical Method.Oskari Kuusela - 2003
     
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    The Problem of Dogmatism.Oskari Kuusela - 2009 - The Philosophers' Magazine 44 (44):36-41.
    Wittgenstein’s rejection of philosophical theories doesn’t mean that he, or whoever adopts his method, couldn’t have any positive views about the objects of philosophical investigation. It merely means not presenting those views in a dogmatic manner, as theses that all relevant cases must fit. Wittgenstein’s approach allows one not to take sides in philosophical disputes and to take on board whatever might be correct in the traditional theories.
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    Review of Stephen Mulhall, Wittgenstein's Private Language: Grammar, Nonsense, and Imagination in PI 243-515. [REVIEW]Oskari Kuusela - 2010 - Philosophical Quarterly 60 (241):867-869.
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    Review of Marie McGinn, Elucidating the Tractatus: Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy of Logic and Language[REVIEW]Oskari Kuusela - 2007 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2007 (7).
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    Review of Barry Stocker (Ed.), Post-Analytic Tractatus. [REVIEW]Oskari Kuusela - 2008 - European Journal of Philosophy 16 (3):478-482.
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    Review of Nuno Venturinha (Ed.), Wittgenstein After His Nachlass[REVIEW]Oskari Kuusela - 2011 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2011 (2).
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    Baltas, Aristides. Peeling Potatoes or Grinding Lenses: Spinoza and Young Wittgenstein Converse on Immanence and Its Logic (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012). Beiser, Frederick C. The German Historicist Tradition (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011). [REVIEW]Donna Bowman, Clayton Crockett, John Dudly, Avery Goldman, Martin Heidegger, Oskari Kuusela & Sebastian Luft - 2012 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 33 (1).
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    The Problem of Dogmatism.Oskari Kuusela - 2009 - The Philosophers' Magazine 44:36-41.
    Wittgenstein’s rejection of philosophical theories doesn’t mean that he, or whoever adopts his method, couldn’t have any positive views about the objects of philosophical investigation. It merely means not presenting those views in a dogmatic manner, as theses that all relevant cases must fit. Wittgenstein’s approach allows one not to take sides in philosophical disputes and to take on board whatever might be correct in the traditional theories.
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    Ethics in the Wake of Wittgenstein.Benjamin De Mesel & Oskari Kuusela (eds.) - 2019 - New York: Routledge.
    Edited collection on Wittgensteinian ethics. With contributions by Oskari Kuusela, Edward Harcourt, Anne-Marie Christensen, Sabina Lovibond, Alexander Miller, Benjamin De Mesel, Cora Diamond, Lars Hertzberg, Jeremy Johnson, Craig Taylor, Alice Crary, Lynette Reid.
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    Wittgensteinian : Looking at the World From the Viewpoint of Wittgenstein’s Philosophy.A. C. Grayling, Shyam Wuppuluri, Christopher Norris, Nikolay Milkov, Oskari Kuusela, Danièle Moyal-Sharrock, Beth Savickey, Jonathan Beale, Duncan Pritchard, Annalisa Coliva, Jakub Mácha, David R. Cerbone, Paul Horwich, Michael Nedo, Gregory Landini, Pascal Zambito, Yoshihiro Maruyama, Chon Tejedor, Susan G. Sterrett, Carlo Penco, Susan Edwards-Mckie, Lars Hertzberg, Edward Witherspoon, Michel ter Hark, Paul F. Snowdon, Rupert Read, Nana Last, Ilse Somavilla & Freeman Dyson (eds.) - 2020 - Springer Verlag.
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  38. Method. The Development of Wittgenstein's Philosophy.Oskari Kuusela - 2011 - In Marie McGinn & Oskari Kuusela (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Wittgenstein. Oxford University Press.
     
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  39. Philosophy as Education in Thinking: Why Getting the Reader to Think Matters to Wittgenstein.Oskari Kuusela - 2020 - In Shyam Wuppuluri & Newton da Costa (eds.), Wittgensteinian : Looking at the World From the Viewpoint of Wittgenstein's Philosophy. Springer Verlag. pp. 21-37.
    Wittgenstein writes in the preface to the Philosophical Investigations: ‘I should not like my writing to spare other people the trouble of thinking. But if possible, to stimulate someone to thoughts of his own.’ In the following I argue that this indicates something essential about Wittgenstein’s approach. In order to remain true to his conception of philosophy without theses, he could not, for example, aim to instruct his reader about about grammar or put forward prescriptions about grammar, logic or language (...)
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    The Oxford Handbook of Wittgenstein.Oskari Kuusela & Marie McGinn (eds.) - 2011 - Oxford University Press.
    Since the middle of the 20th century Ludwig Wittgenstein has been an exceptionally influential and controversial figure wherever philosophy is studied. This is the most comprehensive volume ever published on Wittgenstein: thirty-five leading scholars explore the whole range of his thought, offering critical engagement and original interpretation.
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  41. Wittgenstein and Phenomenology.Oskari Kuusela, Mihai Ometita & Timur Ųcan (eds.) - 2017 - Routledge.
    This volume of new essays explores the relationship between the thought of Wittgenstein and the key figures of phenomenology: Husserl, Heidegger, Levinas, Merleau-Ponty and Sartre. It is the first book to provide an overview of how Wittgenstein’s philosophy in its different phases, including his own so-called phenomenological phase, relates to the variety of phenomenological approaches developed in continental Europe. In so doing, the volume seeks to throw light on both sides of the comparison, and to clarify more broadly the relations (...)
     
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