Wittgenstein's complex and demanding work challenges much that is taken for granted in philosophical thinking as well as in the theorizing of art, theology, science and culture. Each essay in this collection explores a key concept involved in Wittgenstein's thinking, relating it to his understanding of philosophy, and outlining the arguments and explaining the implications of each concept. Concepts covered include grammar, meaning and meaning-blindness language-games and private language, family resemblances, psychologism, rule-following, teaching and learning, avowals, Moore's Paradox, aspect seeing, the meter-stick, and criteria. Students new to Wittgenstein and readers interested in developing their understanding of specific aspects of his philosophical work will find this book very welcome.
1. Introduction, Kelly Dean Jolley 2. Wittgenstein's philosophical remarks, Kelly Dean Jolley 3. Wittgenstein on meaning and meaning-blindness, Craig Fox 4. Language-games and private language, Lars Hertzberg 5. Wittgenstein on family resemblance, Craig Fox 6. Ordinary/everyday language, Rupert Read 7. Wittgenstein on rule-following, Roderick T. Long 8. Thinking and understanding, Phil Hutchinson 9. Psychologism and Philosophical Investigations, Kelly Dean Jolley 10. Moore's paradox revisited, Avrum Stroll 11. Aspect perception, Avner Baz 12. Knowing that the standard metre is one metre long, Heather Gert 13. Therapy, Phil Hutchinson and Rupert Read 14. Criteria, Eric Loomis 15. Grammatical investigations, Roderick T. Long and Kelly Dean Jolley 16. Teaching and learning, Arata Hamawaki 17. Expression and avowal, David H. Finkelstein Chronology of Life