1st Edition

Wittgenstein and Beyond Essays in Honour of Hans-Johann Glock

    364 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This volume celebrates the work of Hans-Johann Glock, a philosopher renowned for both his exegesis of Wittgenstein and his many contributions to debates in contemporary philosophy. It brings together 16 new essays by up-and-coming and distinguished philosophers engaging with Glock’s work, and it concludes with a "Reflections and Replies" chapter in which Glock responds to his interlocutors.

    Glock’s distinctive philosophical voice features a rare combination of a Wittgenstein-inspired approach with a willingness to break away from Wittgenstein to tackle problems in an open-minded way. The broad selection of essays included in this volume reflects Glock’s wide-ranging philosophical interests and demonstrates the potential of applying Wittgensteinian insights to advance current systematic debates in philosophy. The chapters discuss Wittgenstein’s philosophy, metaphilosophy, truth and language, animal minds and agency, and reasons and normativity.

    Wittgenstein and Beyond will appeal to scholars and advanced students working on Wittgenstein, metaphilosophy, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language.

    Introduction Christoph C. Pfisterer, Nicole Rathgeb, and Eva Schmidt

    Part 1: Wittgenstein

    1. Farewell to Hinge Propositions Severin Schroeder

    2. Wittgenstein and Glock on History and Historicism Joachim Schulte

    3. Wittgenstein’s Later Nonsense Daniel Whiting

    4. On Safari with Glock Constantine Sandis

    Part 2: Metaphilosophy, Truth, and Perception

    5. The Concept of Truth: A Proposal for a Definition and Its Presuppositions Wolfgang Künne

    6. What Can We Learn Meta-Philosophically from how Philosophers Actually Proceed in the Philosophy of Religion? Ansgar Beckermann

    7. More Good News for the Philosophical Armchair Christian Nimtz

    8. Perception, Causation, Disjunction John Hyman

    Part 3: Animal Minds

    9. Understanding Animal Minds: Between Hermeneutics and Hydraulics Markus Wild

    10. Intelligence and Reasons in Animals Maria Alvarez

    11. A Conceptual Framework for Empathy in Humans and Nonhuman Animals Albert Newen, Maja Griem, and Simone Pika

    12. Plants, Wants, and Agents Helen Steward

    13. Logic and the Boundaries of Animal Mentality Hanoch Ben-Yami

    14. Two Notions of Creativity Julia Langkau

    Part 4: Normativity and Reasons

    15. Rationality, Reason, and Rules Brad Hooker

    16. No Reason to Be Afraid! On the (Ir)rationality of Emotions Gerhard Ernst

    Part 5: Reflections and Replies

    17. Reflections and Replies Hans-Johann Glock

    Hans-Johann Glock: A Bibliography


    Christoph C. Pfisterer is a postdoctoral teaching and research assistant at the University of Zurich. He works on various topics of early analytic philosophy, as well as on contemporary philosophy of perception. He has recently published on Wittgenstein and Frege, and is currently completing a book manuscript on the language of perception.

    Nicole Rathgeb is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bern and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire. Her main research interests are in the philosophy of mind (belief, self-knowledge, and first-person authority) and philosophical methodology (conceptual analysis, conceptual engineering, ordinary language philosophy). She is currently co-editing the Metzler Handbook of Philosophy of Mind and writing a book on conceptual analysis.

    Eva Schmidt is Assistant Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at TU Dortmund. She works on epistemic reasons and reasons for action, explainable artificial intelligence, and perception. She is the author of Modest Nonconceptualism: Epistemology, Phenomenology, and Content (Springer, 2015); "Where Reasons and Reasoning Come Apart" (2021); and a co-author of "From Responsibility to Reason-Giving Explainable Artificial Intelligence" (2022).