Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317831292
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First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Wittgenstein Rules and Institutions

Author: David Bloor
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415161480
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David Bloor's challenging evaluation of Wittgenstein's account of rules and rule-following brings together a combination of philosophical and sociological viewpoints. Wittgenstein enigmatically claimed that the way we follow rules is an institution without ever clearly explaining what he meant by this term. Wittgenstein's contribution to the debate on rule-following has been subject to sharply opposed interpretations: collectivist and individualist readings by philosophers. David Bloor provides an informative explorations of this debate and argues for a collectivist account of rules and a collectivist reading of Wittgenstein's later work. Clearly written, this book offers a consistent sociological reading of Wittgenstein's work. It is useful reading for students of philosophy and sociology, and anyone interested in the later thought of Wittgenstein.

Wittgenstein s Philosophical Investigations

Author: Meredith Williams
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742541917
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This anthology identifies four central themes in Wittgenstein's Investigations — reference and meaning, rules and their application, the interiority of mind and the alleged uses of private languages, and necessity and grammar-and provides important recent essays that explore these themes in lucid detail. Intended for both the novice and experienced reader of Wittgenstein's classic work, this book includes important notes and references to help make his problems and arguments more accessible.

Rule Following Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199809066
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of social work find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Philosophy, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study Philosophy. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.oxfordbibligraphies.com.

Wittgenstein Rules Grammar and Necessity

Author: Gordon P. Baker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444315707
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The Second Edition of Wittgenstein: Rules, Grammar andNecessity (the second volume of the landmark analyticalcommentary on Wittgenstein’s PhilosophicalInvestigations) now includes extensively revised andsupplemented coverage of the Wittgenstein's complex andcontroversial remarks on following rules. Includes thoroughly rewritten essays and the addition of onenew essay on communitarian and individualist conceptions ofrule-following Includes a greatly expanded essay on Wittgenstein’sconception of logical, mathematical and metaphysical necessity Features updates to the textual exegesis as the result oftaking advantage of the search engine for the Bergen edition of theNachlass Reflects the results of scholarly debates on rule-followingthat have raged over the past 20 years

The Routledge Guidebook to Wittgenstein s Philosophical Investigations

Author: Marie McGinn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136170693
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Wittgenstein is one of the most important and influential twentieth-century philosophers in the western tradition. In his Philosophical Investigations he undertakes a radical critique of analytical philosophy's approach to both the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind. The Routledge Guidebook to Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations introduces and assesses: Wittgenstein's life The principal ideas of the Philosophical Investigations Some of the principal disputes concerning the interpretation of his work Wittgenstein's philosophical method and its connection with the form of the text. With further reading included throughout, this guidebook is essential reading for all students of philosophy, and all those wishing to get to grips with this masterpiece.

Rule Following and Realism

Author: Gary EBBS
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674034419
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Through detailed and trenchant criticism of standard interpretations of some of the key arguments in analytical philosophy over the last sixty years, this book arrives at a new conception of the proper starting point and task of the philosophy of language. To understand central topics in the philosophy of language and mind, Gary Ebbs contends, we must investigate them from our perspective as participants in shared linguistic practices; but our efforts at adopting this participant perspective are limited by our lingering loyalties to metaphysical realism (the view that we can make objective assertions only if we can grasp metaphysically independent truth conditions) and scientific naturalism (the view that it is only within science that reality can be identified and described). In "Rule-Following and Realism," Ebbs works to loosen the hold of these views by exposing their roots and developing a different way of looking at our linguistic practices. Reexamining and extending influential arguments by Saul Kripke, W. V. Quine, Rudolf Carnap, Hilary Putnam, and Tyler Burge, Ebbs presents systematic redescriptions of our linguistic practices that transform our understanding of such central topics as rule-following, the analytic-synthetic distinction, realism, anti-individualism, the division of linguistic labor, self-knowledge, and skepticism.

Unity of Wittgenstein s Philosophy The

Author: Jose Medina
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791488500
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Explores the stable core of Wittgenstein's philosophy as developed from the Tractatus to the Philosophical Investigations.

Wittgenstein and the Study of Politics

Author: Michael Temelini
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442646330
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In Wittgenstein and the Study of Politics, Michael Temelini outlines an innovative new approach to understanding the political implications of Wittgenstein's philosophy. Most political philosophers who have approached Wittgenstein have done so through the idea of therapeutic skepticism, implying politics that privilege conservatism or non-interference. Temelini interprets Wittgenstein differently, emphasizing his view that we come to understand the meanings of words and actions through a dialogue of comparison with other cases. Examining the work of Charles Taylor, Quentin Skinner, and James Tully, Temelini highlights the ways in which all three, despite their differences, share a common debt to that dialogical approach. A cogent explanation of how Wittgenstein's epistemology and ontology can shed light on political issues and offer a solution to political challenges, Wittgenstein and the Study of Politics highlights the importance of Wittgensteinian thinking in contemporary political science, political theory, and political philosophy.