(Over)Interpreting Wittgenstein

(Over)Interpreting Wittgenstein

Author: A. Biletzki

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400708228

Category: Philosophy

Page: 237

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This book tells the story of Wittgenstein interpretation during the past eighty years. It provides different interpretations, chronologies, developments, and controversies. It aims to discover the motives and motivations behind the philosophical community's project of interpreting Wittgenstein. It will prove valuable to philosophers, scholars, interpreters, students, and specialists, in both analytic and continental philosophy.

Wittgenstein in the 1930s

Wittgenstein in the 1930s

Author: David G. Stern

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108611367

Category: Philosophy


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Wittgenstein's 'middle period' is often seen as a transitional phase connecting his better-known early and later philosophies. The fifteen essays in this volume focus both on the distinctive character of his teaching and writing in the 1930s, and on its pivotal importance for an understanding of his philosophy as a whole. They offer wide-ranging perspectives on the central issue of how best to identify changes and continuities in his philosophy during those years, as well as on particular topics in the philosophy of mind, religion, ethics, aesthetics, and the philosophy of mathematics. The volume will be valuable for all who are interested in this formative period of Wittgenstein's development.

Transformative Philosophy

Transformative Philosophy

Author: Thomas Wallgren

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739113615

Category: Philosophy

Page: 528

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The cross-fruition between analytical philosophy and continental philosophical traditions has stimulated a wide-ranging debate about the role of philosophy and the use of argument and reason in culture. Through a discussion of salient themes in the analytical tradition, in the work of the later Wittgenstein, and in critical theory, Transformative Philosophy articulates a novel conception of philosophy as a transformative care for self and others

Pynchon and Philosophy

Pynchon and Philosophy

Author: Martin Paul Eve

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137405500

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 229

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Pynchon and Philosophy radically reworks our readings of Thomas Pynchon alongside the theoretical perspectives of Wittgenstein, Foucault and Adorno. Rigorous yet readable, Pynchon and Philosophy seeks to recover philosophical readings of Pynchon that work harmoniously, rather than antagonistically, resulting in a wholly fresh approach.

Philosophy of Technology

Philosophy of Technology

Author: Frederick Ferré

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820317618

Category: Philosophy

Page: 169

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In this widely taught introductory survey, Frederick Ferré explains the fundamental concerns and methods of philosophy and then guides readers through a philosophical inquiry into some of the major issues surrounding technology's impact on our lives. The first half of the book concentrates on key definitions and epistemological issues, including an overview of philosophy as applied to technology, a definition of technology, and an examination of technology as it relates to practical and theoretical intelligence--especially how high technology relates to modern science and how science depends on technical craft. The second half addresses the problems of living with technology. Ferré contrasts Karl Marx's and Buckminster Fuller's "bright" visions of technology and modern existence with the "somber" visions of Martin Heidegger and Herbert Marcuse. Next, in offering direction for an ethical assessment of technology, Ferré poses questions about workplace automation, computers, nuclear energy, Third World development, and genetic engineering. Finally, the book considers debates about the mutual influences between technology and religion, and technology and metaphysics. A glossary and a list of suggested further readings are included. Providing a philosophical framework that will remain timely in the face of rapid technological change, Philosophy of Technology will help students in both the sciences and liberal arts to examine comprehensively their own and society's fundamental beliefs and attitudes about technology.

Wittgenstein-Studien. vol. 1

Wittgenstein-Studien. vol. 1

Author: Wilhelm Lütterfelds

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132485694

Category: Criticism

Page: 312

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Starting in Spring 2010, the International Ludwig Wittgenstein Society will be publishing a new series of Wittgenstein Studies with Walter de Gruyter Publishers; the series is designed as an annual forum for Wittgenstein research. The Wittgenstein Studies publish articles and materials on Ludwig Wittgenstein s life, work and philosophy and on his philosophical and cultural environment. The majority of the articles in the Yearbook are concerned with his Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, and there is a section on core themes."

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Author: Kali Charan Pandey

Publisher: Rawat Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215283057

Category: Philosophy and religion

Page: 308

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This book is a critical exposition of multiple facets of Ludwig Wittgenstein's thoughts on ethics and religion. The book first brings out foundations of Wittgenstein's views. Then, it deals with various issues of current debates in the philosophy of Wittgenstein, such as: the notion of transcendental ethics . the dichotomy between fact and value . the distinction between religious and superstitious beliefs . the notion of happiness and human being . discussions on Fideism . whether Wittgenstein's methodology was Christian or Jewish . Wittgenstein's religious thoughts in the context of logical positivism and Habermas. The book is useful not only for students of philosophy and theology but also for a lay reader who is interested in an in-depth analysis of the realm of meta-ethics and religious philosophy of language.