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P. M. S. Hacker is Emeritus Research Fellow at St John's College, Oxford. He is author of Insight and Illusion (Clarendon Press, 1972 [2nd revised ed. 1986]), the four-volume Analytical Commentary on the Philosophical Investigations, the first two volumes, co-authored with G. P. Baker, of Wittgenstein's Place in Twentieth-Century Analytic Philosophy (Blackwell, 1980-96), and Wittgenstein: Connections and Controversies (OUP, 2001). He has written extensively on philosophy and the neurosciences, most recently Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience (Blackwell, 2003), and History of Cognitive Neuroscience (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008), co-authored with M. R. Bennett. He is currently writing a three-volume work on human nature, the first volume of which, Human Nature: the Categorial Framework, was published in 2007 (Blackwell). The sequel, Human Nature: the Cognitive and Cogitative Powers, is to be published in 2013.
Table of Contents
Original Places of Publication
Part I On Method
1. Philosophy: a Contribution not to Human Knowledge but to Human Understanding
Part II Comparisons and Clarifications
2. Kant and Wittgenstein: the Matter of Transcendental Arguments
3. Kant's Transcendental Deduction--a Wittgensteinian Critique
4. The Development of Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Psychology
5. Wittgenstein's Anthropological and Ethnological Approach
6. Two Conceptions of Language
7. Wittgenstein on Grammar, Theses, and Dogmatism
8. Intentionality and the Harmony between Language and Reality
Part III Context
9. Passing by the Naturalistic Turn: on Quine's cul-de-sac
10. Analytic Philosophy--What, Whence and Whither?