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Wittgenstein's Intentions (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

Edited by STUART SHANKER, Canfield John


244 pages

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Wittgenstein’s Intentions, first published in 1993, presents a series of essays dedicated to the great Wittgenstein exegete John Hunter. The problematic topics discussed are identified not only by Wittgenstein’s own philosophical writings, but also by contemporary scholarship: areas of ambiguity, perhaps even confusion, as well as issues which the father of analytic philosophy did not himself address.

The difficulties involved in speaking cogently about religious belief, suspicion, consciousness, the nature of the will, the coincidence of our thoughts with reality, and transfinite numbers are all investigated, as well as a variety of other intriguing questions: why can’t a baby pretend to smile? How do I know what I was going to say?

Wittgenstein’s Intentions is an invaluable resource for students of Wittgenstein as well as scholars, and opens up a wide horizon of philosophical questioning for those as yet unfamiliar with this style of reasoning.

Table of Contents

Preface; List of Abbreviations 1. Wittgenstein’s Intentions John V. Canfield 2. The Agreement of Thought with Reality P.M.S Hacker 3. The Autonomy of Language Robert L. Arrington 4. Suspicion Alan R. White 5. Act, Content and the Duck-Rabbit Roderick Chisholm 6. Why Can’t a Baby Pretend to Smile? Eike von Savigny 7. Playing with Language: Language-Games Reconsidered Bernd Frohmann 8. Transfinite Numbers Alice Ambrose 9. Religious Belief John W. Cook 10. Knowing What One Was Intending to Say J.F.M. Hunter 11. Consciousness: The Cartesian Enigma and its Contemporary Resolution Jeff Coulter 12. Wittgenstein versus James and Russell on the Nature of Willing Stuart G. Shanker

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Epistemology
PHILOSOPHY / Metaphysics
PHILOSOPHY / Mind & Body
PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Modern