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Wittgenstein's Account of Truth
Wittgenstein's Account of Truth (January 2003)
Sara Ellenbogen - Author

Explores the complex nature of truth in Wittgenstein’s philosophy.

Wittgenstein's Account of Truth
challenges the view that semantic antirealists attribute to Wittgenstein: that we cannot meaningfully call verification-transcendent statements “true.” Ellenbogen argues that Wittgenstein would not have held that we should revise our practice of treating certain statements as true or false, but ins...(Read More)
The Unity of Wittgenstein's Philosophy
The Unity of Wittgenstein's Philosophy (July 2002)
Necessity, Intelligibility, and Normativity
José Medina - Author

Explores the stable core of Wittgenstein's philosophy as developed from the Tractatus to the Philosophical Investigations.

Exposing the myth of “the two Wittgensteins,” this book provides a detailed account of the unity in Wittgenstein's thought from the Tractatus to the Philosophical Investigations. Unlike recent interpretations in the literature, this account is not the story...(Read More)
Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations
Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations (June 1999)
William H. Brenner - Author

An imaginative and exciting exposition of major themes from Wittgenstein's mature philosophy.

An imaginative and exciting exposition of themes from Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, this book helps readers find their way around the "forest of remarks" that make up this classic. Chapters on language, mind, color, number, God, value, and philosophy develop a major theme: that there are various kinds of language u...(Read More)
Waking to Wonder
Waking to Wonder (January 1997)
Wittgenstein's Existential Investigations
Gordon C.F. Bearn - Author

The central claim of this book is that, early and late, Wittgenstein modelled his approach to existential meaning on his account of linguistic meaning. A reading of Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy sets up Bearn's reading of the existential point of Wittgenstein's Tractatus. Bearn argues that both books try to resolve our anxiety about the meaning of life by appeal to the deep, unutterable essence of the world.

Be...(Read More)
German Mysticism From Hildegard of Bingen to Ludwig Wittgenstein
German Mysticism From Hildegard of Bingen to Ludwig Wittgenstein (July 1993)
A Literary and Intellectual History
Andrew Weeks - Author

"This book offers a fine overview of the emergence and development of a German mystical tradition. Weeks introduces the major figures and characterizes the nature of their religious experience. His work provides insights into specific doctrines or modes of thought while at the same time offering a framework into which the specifics may be fit in order to form a coherent whole."-- Debra L. Stoudt, University of Toledo

This book offers the re...(Read More)
Understanding Language Acquisition
Understanding Language Acquisition (July 1993)
The Framework of Learning
Christina E. Erneling - Author

How is language acquisition possible? How is it that humans, within a few years of birth, can speak and understand language, transcending both its limited experience and biological limitations?

In this challenge to the narrow confines of psychology and philosophy, Christina Erneling argues that language acquisition results from the interaction between linguistic creativity inherent in language and a biological and social framework of learnin...(Read More)
Wittgenstein (September 1992)
An Introduction
Joachim Schulte - Author
William H. Brenner - Translator
John F. Holley - Translator

Joachim Schulte's introduction provides a distinctive and masterful account of the full range of Wittgenstein's thought. It is concise but not compressed, substantive but not overloaded with developmental or technical detail, informed by the latest scholarship but not pedantic. Beginners will find it accessible and seasoned students of Wittgenstein will appreciate it for the illuminating overview it provides.

"The author has a very g...(Read More)
Philosophy as Therapy
Philosophy as Therapy (July 1992)
An Interpretation and Defense of Wittgenstein's Later Philosophical Project
James F. Peterman - Author

This book presents an account and defense of Wittgenstein's later philosophy emphasizing its therapeutic character. Peterman argues that any therapeutic philosophy must present an account of human health, a related account of the mechanisms of health and illness, and finally an account of how philosophy can bring someone from a state of illness to health. In light of this general model, he presents an interpretation of Wittgenstein's therapeutic p...(Read More)
Essentialism (October 1991)
A Wittgensteinian Critique
Garth L. Hallett - Author

"This book develops Wittgenstein's account of language, and uses it to criticize a number of current philosophers and their writings. Wittgenstein argued that the act of our using a single expression to label a number of different things is no evidence that these things possess a single essence. Hallett identifies a number of current essentialists, and argues that they have simply misunderstood the workings of language. He provides an explanation...(Read More)
Wittgenstein, Ethics, and Aesthetics
Wittgenstein, Ethics, and Aesthetics (July 1991)
The View from Eternity
B. R. Tilghman - Author

As early as 1916, Wittgenstein states that ethics and aesthetics are one, that only through aesthetics and art can what is truly important in human life be shown. This is the first book to clarify Wittgenstein's ideas about ethics and aesthetics, and to illustrate how those ideas apply to art history and criticism. Tilghman shows how a study of Wittgenstein illuminates not only the relationship between ethics and aesthetics, but also the relations...(Read More)
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