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Description - Wittgenstein and the Possibility of Discourse by Rush Rhees

This original critique of Wittgenstein's analogy between language and games, written by one of the philosopher's literary executors and closest friends, has now been updated to include two additional articles. * Updated edition of this original critique of Wittgenstein's analogy between language and games. * Rush Rhees was one of Wittgenstein's literary executors and closest friends, as well as being an outstanding philosopher in his own right. * D.Z. Phillips was Director of the Rush Rhees Archive and the Associated Centre for Wittgensteinian Studies. * Constitutes a major contribution to Wittgenstein scholarship and to philosophical debates about the possibility of discourse. * The second edition includes as a preface Rhees' article, 'The Fundamental Problems of Philosophy', first published in 1994. * It also includes as a second appendix some of Rhees' reflections of Wittgenstein, his teacher.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405132503
ISBN-10: 1405132507
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 154mm x 18mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Rush Rhees

Author Biography Rush Rhees (1905-1989) taught philosophy at the University of Swansea from 1940 to 1966, where he was subsequently made an Honorary Professor and Fellow. Among his principal teachers he included Alfred Kastil, John Anderson, G.E. Moore and, above all, Ludwig Wittgenstein. He was one of Wittgenstein's literary executors and closest friends, as well as being an outstanding philosopher in his own right. Editor Biography D.Z. Phillips was Professor of Philosophy Emeritus and Rush Rhees Professor Emeritus at the University of Wales, Swansea and Danforth Professor of Philosophy of Religion at Claremont Graduate University. He was also Director of the Rush Rhees Archive, Swansea and the Associated Centre for Wittgensteinian Studies. He co-edited 'Wittgenstein: Attention to Particulars' (1989), a collection in Rhees' honour, and was the editor of seven of Rhees' works published posthumously.

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