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Wittgenstein: Comparisons and Context

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By Hacker, P. M. S.

Wittgenstein: Comparisons and Context is a collection of P. M. S. Hacker's papers on Wittgenstein and Wittgensteinian themes written over the last decade. It presents Hacker's own (Wittgensteinian) conception of philosophy, and defends it against criticisms. Two essays compare Wi...ttgenstein with Kant on transcendental arguments, and offer a Wittgensteinian critique of Kant's transcendental deduction. Two further essays trace the development of Wittgenstein's philosophy of psychology, and examine his anthropological and ethnological approach to philosophical problems. This leads naturally to a synoptic comparison of Wittgenstein's later philosophy of language with formal, truth-conditional conceptions of language. A further two clarificatory essays follow these comparative ones: the first concerns Wittgenstein's conception of grammar, and his exclusion of theses, doctrines, dogmas, and opinions in philosophy; the second concerns his treatment of intentionality. The penultimate essay examines Quine's epistemological naturalism, which is often presented as a more scientific approach to philosophical problems than Wittgenstein's. The final essay offers a synoptic view of analytic philosophy and its history, in which Wittgenstein played so notable a part. The volume complements Hacker's previous collection, Wittgenstein: Connections and Controversies (OUP, 2001), but stands as an independent contribution to work in the field.
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ISBN 9780199674824
Released NZ 7 Nov 2013
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780199674824
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 7 Nov 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hacker, P. M. S.
Category History Of Ideas, Intellectual History
Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
Analytical & Linguistic Philosophy
Metaphysics & Ontology
Number of Pages 280
Dimensions Width: 145mm
Height: 221mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 192
Weight 472g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Philosophy, Wittgenstein, Ludwig
NBS Text Philosophy
ONIX Text College/higher education