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Author Kuusela, Oskari
Title The struggle against dogmatism : Wittgenstein and the concept of philosophy / Oskari Kuusela
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  192 W784ku 2008    AVAILABLE  -  30500101291725
 Modern History Library  192 K97    AVAILABLE    30550100458197
Descript xvii, 351 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Wittgenstein on philosophical problems : from the fundamental problem to particular problems -- The tractatus on philosophical problems -- Wittgensteins later conception of philosophical problems -- Examples of philosophical problems as based on misunderstandings -- Tendencies and inclinations of thinking, philosophy as therapy -- Wittgensteins notion of peace in philosophy : the contrast with the Tractatus -- Two conceptions of clarification -- The tractatus conception of philosophy as logical analysis -- Wittgensteins later critique of the tractatus notion of logical analysis -- Clarification in wittgensteins later philosophy -- From metaphysics and philosophical theses to grammar : wittgensteins turn -- Philosophical theses, metaphysical philosophy and the tractatus -- Metaphysics and conceptual investigation : the problem with metaphysics -- Conceptual investigation and the problem of dogmatism -- Wittgensteins turn -- The turn and the role of rules -- Rules as objects of comparison -- Rules, the metaphysical projection and the logic of language -- Grammar, meaning and language -- Grammar, use and meaning : the problem of the status of Wittgenstein's remarks -- The way Wittgenstein formulates his conception of meaning -- The concept of language : comparisons with instruments and games -- The later Wittgenstein's development and the advantages of his mature view -- Examples as centers of variation and the conception of language as a family -- Avoiding dogmatism about meaning -- Wittgenstein's methodological shift and analyses in terms of necessary conditions -- The concepts of essence and necessity -- Constructivist readings and the arbitrariness/non-arbitrariness of grammar -- Problems with constructivism -- The methodological dimension of Wittgenstein's conception of essence -- The non-temporality of grammatical statements -- Explanations of necessity in terms of factual regularities -- Wittgenstein's account of essence and necessity -- Beyond theses about the source of necessity -- Philosophical hierarchies and the status of clarificatory statements -- Philosophical hierarchies and Wittgenstein's leading principle -- The concept of perspicuous presentation -- Necessity and the (alleged) necessity of accepting philosophical statements -- The concept of agreement in Wittgenstein and the problem of injustice -- The criteria of correctness of grammatical remarks -- Multi-dimensional descriptions and the new use of old dogmatic claims -- Wittgenstein's conception of philosophy, everyday language and ethics -- The problem of metaphysics disguising itself as methodology -- The historicity of philosophy -- Philosophy and the everyday
Subject Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951
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