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The later Wittgenstein on language

The later Wittgenstein on language
The later Wittgenstein on language
Ludwig Wittgenstein's notoriously elusive later writings are dominated by remarks on language. However, while the textual analysis of Wittgenstein's writings is presently a boom industry, the tendency is to focus narrowly on exegetical matters with little attention to their bearing on philosophy at large. Moreover, one finds in contemporary philosophy of language various ideas with a distinctively Wittgensteinian ring to them but whose pedigree is uncertain. This volume brings together distinguished Wittgenstein scholars and renowned philosophers of language in order to examine just what Wittgenstein has to say about language and to assess its significance for current philosophy. The topics discussed include the connection between the meaning of a word and its use, the bearing the context of utterance has on how words are to be understood, the role of rules in the employment of language, and whether Wittgenstein's reflections on these issues encourage sceptical or relativist thoughts
9780230219687
Palgrave Macmillan
Whiting, Daniel
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Whiting, Daniel
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Whiting, Daniel (ed.) (2009) The later Wittgenstein on language (Philosophers in Depth), Basingstoke, GB. Palgrave Macmillan, 256pp.

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Ludwig Wittgenstein's notoriously elusive later writings are dominated by remarks on language. However, while the textual analysis of Wittgenstein's writings is presently a boom industry, the tendency is to focus narrowly on exegetical matters with little attention to their bearing on philosophy at large. Moreover, one finds in contemporary philosophy of language various ideas with a distinctively Wittgensteinian ring to them but whose pedigree is uncertain. This volume brings together distinguished Wittgenstein scholars and renowned philosophers of language in order to examine just what Wittgenstein has to say about language and to assess its significance for current philosophy. The topics discussed include the connection between the meaning of a word and its use, the bearing the context of utterance has on how words are to be understood, the role of rules in the employment of language, and whether Wittgenstein's reflections on these issues encourage sceptical or relativist thoughts

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Published date: 9 December 2009

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Local EPrints ID: 79766
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/79766
ISBN: 9780230219687
PURE UUID: 8647258b-c64d-491a-8848-602f87d0fa53

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Date deposited: 19 Mar 2010
Last modified: 13 Feb 2018 17:32

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Editor: Daniel Whiting

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