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Description - Wittgenstein by Paul Johnston

The idea of the Inner is central to our concept of a person and so lies at the heart of all interaction. But how should this concept be understood? What do we mean when we wonder what is going on inside our heads? Clearly the inner world is not literally inside our heads, but if not where is it? Although the idea of the Inner is central to our comprehension of ourselves, what does it actually mean? Using Wittgenstein's recently published writings on the philosophy of psychology, together with unpublished material, Paul Johnston presents a thorough account of a subject central to Wittgenstein's later work. He shows that Wittgenstein's arguments involve a radical re-thinking of our understanding of the Inner and present a challenge to contemporary views which has yet to be fully apreciated or understood. Written in a non-techinal and readable style, this book shows how a Wittgensteinian approach can dissolve age-old problems about the nature of consciousness and the relation between the mind and the soul.
The resultant picture of the Inner with its stress on the special role of language throws new light on the direction of Wittgenstein's work and presents a stimulating and controversial alternative to more fashionable positions on the subject.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415091770
ISBN-10: 0415091772
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Jun-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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