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Wittgenstein on Language and Thought : The Philosophy of Content / Tim Thornton.

Author/Creator:
Thornton, Tim, author., Author,
Publication:
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2022]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (256 pages)
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Local subjects:
Philosophy. (search)
Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
This book defends and outlines the key issues surrounding the philosophy of content as demonstrated in Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations. The text shows how Wittgenstein's critical arguments concerning mind and meaning are destructive of much recent work in the philosophy of thought and language, including the representationalist orthodoxy. These issues are related to the work of Davidson, Rorty and McDowell among others.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface
1 Rival Approaches in the Philosophy of Content
1 The Pre-philosophical Characteristics of Content
2 Strategic Choices for the Philosophical Elucidation of Content
3 The Representationalist Orthodoxy
4 The Wittgensteinian Alternative
Further Reading
2 Wittgenstein's Destructive Criticisms of Explanations of Content
1 The Connection Between Content and Normativity
2 Wittgenstein on Linguistic Content
3 Wittgenstein on Mental Content
4 The Generality of Wittgenstein's Critical Arguments
5 Wittgensteinian Arguments Against Representationalism
Further Reading
3 Sceptical, Constructivist and Minimalist Interpretations of Wittgenstein
1 Scepticism
2 Constructivism
3 Minimalism
Further Reading
4 Wittgenstein and the Theory of Content
1 Wittgenstein and Theories
2 Wittgenstein's Account of the Pre-philosophical Characteristics of Content
3 Wittgenstein's Theory of Content and Externalism Further Reading
Further Reading
5 Wittgenstein and Davidson on Content
1 Davidson's Theory of Interpretation
2 Davidson and Wittgenstein on the Distinction between Scheme and Content
3 Davidson and Wittgenstein on the Rejection of Internal Mental Objects
4 Davidson, Wittgenstein and McDowell on the Connection of Thought and the World
Further Reading
6 Content and Causality
1 Wittgenstein on Physicalism
2 Davidson's Causal Theory of Mind
3 A Non-causal Theory of Mind?
4 An Objection to Anomalous Monism
5 Concluding Remarks
Further Reading
Bibliography
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 02. Mrz 2022)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781474473248
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781474473248 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.