Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations A Critical Guide

by Dr. Arif Ahmed

Part of the Cambridge Critical Guides Series

Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations A Critical Guide Synopsis

Published in 1953, Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations had a deeply unsettling effect upon our most basic philosophical ideas concerning thought, sensation and language. Its claim that philosophical questions of meaning necessitate a close analysis of the way we use language continues to influence Anglo-American philosophy today. However, its compressed and dialogic prose is not always easy to follow. This collection of essays deepens but also challenges our understanding of the work's major themes, such as the connection between meaning and use, the nature of concepts, thought and intentionality, and language games. Bringing together leading philosophers and Wittgenstein scholars, it offers a genuinely critical approach and demonstrating Wittgenstein's relevance for contemporary philosophy. This volume will appeal to readers interested in the later Wittgenstein, in addition to those interested in the philosophy of language, the philosophy of mind, metaphysics and epistemology.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781107641754
Publication date: 30th May 2013
Author: Dr. Arif Ahmed
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 260 pages
Categories: Western philosophy, from c 1900 -,

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