This volume of new essays explores the relationship between the thought of Wittgenstein and the key figures of phenomenology: Husserl, Heidegger, Levinas, Merleau-Ponty and Sartre. It is the first book to provide an overview of how Wittgenstein’s philosophy in its different phases, including his own so-called phenomenological phase, relates to the variety of phenomenological approaches developed in continental Europe. In so doing, the volume seeks to throw light on both sides of the comparison, and to clarify more broadly the relations between analytic and phenomenological philosophy. However, rather than treating the interpretation of either phenomenological philosophy or Wittgenstein as an already settled issue, several chapters in the volume examine and question received views regarding them, and develop alternatives to such views. Wittgenstein and Phenomenology will be of interest to scholars working in philosophical methodology and metaphilosophy, the philosophy of mind, philosophy of language and logic, and ethics.
"I consider that this new book is of great interest and even that it is one of the best collections of papers published on this complex topic. It above all achieves the following objective: the investigation of Wittgenstein's own phenomenological period." – Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
Oskari Kuusela and Mihai Ometiță
1. Phenomenology in Grammar: Explicitation-verificationism, Arbitrariness, and the Vienna Circle
Mauro L. Engelmann
2. Phenomenology, Logic, and Liberation from Grammar
3. Husserl and Wittgenstein on Description and Normativity
4. Heidegger and Wittgenstein: The Notion of a Fundamental Question and the Possibility of a Genuinely Philosophical Logic
5. Phenomenology, Language, and the Limitations of the Wittgensteinian Grammatical Investigation
6. Pain and Space: the Middle Wittgenstein, the Early Merleau-Ponty
7. Internal Relations in Wittgenstein and Merleau-Ponty
Katherine J. Morris
8. Can There Be a Logic of Grief?: Why Wittgenstein and Merleau-Ponty Say ‘Yes’.
9. Is Self-consciousness Consciousness of One’s Self?
10. Life and World are One’. World, Self and Ethics in the Work of Levinas and Wittgenstein
Anne-Marie Søndergaard Christensen
Routledge Research in Phenomenology publishes volumes that relate phenomenological arguments and ideas to a broader range of current philosophical problems. It also offers more historically informed studies of themes and figures from the phenomenological tradition, with the aim to be a rich resource of new ideas and approaches that promise to enliven contemporary debates. Clearly written and rigorously argued, these books ensure accessibility to a broad philosophical audience and to theorists working in other disciplines.