By (author) Severin Schroeder
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Wittgenstein by Severin Schroeder
Book DescriptionThis book offers a lucid and highly readable account of Wittgenstein's philosophy, framed against the background of his extraordinary life and character. Woven together with a biographical narrative, the chapters explain the key ideas of Wittgenstein's work, from his first book, the "Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus", to his mature masterpiece, the "Philosophical Investigations". Severin Schroeder shows that at the core of Wittgenstein's later work lies a startlingly original and subversive conception of the nature of philosophy. In accordance with this conception, Wittgenstein offers no new philosophical doctrines to replace his earlier ones, but seeks to demonstrate how all philosophical theorizing is the result of conceptual misunderstanding.He first diagnoses such misunderstanding at the core of his own earlier philosophy of language and then subjects philosophical views and problems about various mental phenomena understanding, sensations, the will to a similar therapeutic analysis. Schroeder provides a clear and careful account of the main arguments offered by Wittgenstein. He concludes by considering some critical responses to Wittgenstein's work, assessing its legacy for contemporary philosophy. "Wittgenstein" is ideal for students seeking a clear and concise introduction to the work of this seminal twentieth-century philosopher.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745626154
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 3-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Severin Schroeder
Philosophy of Literature, Paperback (May 2010)
Applying a philosophical approach to literature is gathering momentum as an increasingly influential field of study. Philosophy of Literature features six newly-commissioned essays that address some of the issues at the vanguard of this thriving and important branch of aesthetics.
Wittgenstein, Paperback (February 2006)
This is a lucid and highly readable account of Wittgensteins philosophy, set against the background of his extraordinary life and character. Woven together with a biographical narrative, this book is ideal for students seeking a clear and concise introduction to the work of this seminal 20th century philosopher.
Wittgenstein and Contemporary Philosophy of Mind, Hardback (January 2001)» View all books by Severin Schroeder
Each essay in this volume discusses contemporary philosophy of mind by confronting particular issues with Wittgensteinian ideas. Part one discusses Quine and Dennett, and includes reference to the consciousness debate. Part two assembles essays that focus on a particular psychological concept.
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Author Biography - Severin Schroeder
Severin Schroeder is a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Oxford, Lady Margaret Hall and Christ Church, University of Oxford.
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