Wittgenstein and His Interpreters Essays in Memory of Gordon Baker

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  • Copyright: 2013-05-06
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Comprising specially commissioned essays from some of the most significant contributors to the field, this volume provides a uniquely authoritative and thorough survey of the main lines of Wittgenstein scholarship over the past 50 years, tracing the history and current trends as well as anticipating the future shape of work on Wittgenstein.
  • The first collection of its kind, this volume presents a range of perspectives on the different approaches to the philosophy of Wittgenstein
  • Written by leading experts from America, Britain, and Europe
  • Provides a much needed overview of the complex landscape of Wittgenstein exegesis and Wittgensteinian approaches to philosophy
  • Assesses the current state, aims, and future of Wittgenstein scholarship
  • An essential guide for both students and scholars

Author Biography

Guy Kahane is Deputy Director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford. He works mainly in moral philosophy. Kahane is also co-editor of Enhancing Human Capacities (2011).

Edward Kanterian is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Kent. Previously he held a lectureship at Trinity College and Jesus College, Oxford. He works in theoretical philosophy and history of modern philosophy. He is the author of Analytic Philosophy (2004), Frege (2012) and has a forthcoming book on Kant’s God.

Oskari Kuusela is Senior Lecturer at School of Philosophy, University of East Anglia. He is the author of The Struggle Against Dogmatism: Wittgenstein and the Concept of Philosophy (2008) and Key Terms in Ethics (2011) as well as the co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Wittgenstein (2011).

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors vii

Acknowledgements xi

List of Abbreviations xii

Introduction 1
Guy Kahane, Edward Kanterian, and Oskari Kuusela

1 Perspectives on Wittgenstein: An Intermittently 37
Opinionated Survey
Hans-Johann Glock

2 Wittgenstein’s Method: Ridding People of 66
Philosophical Prejudices
Katherine Morris

3 Gordon Baker’s Late Interpretation of Wittgenstein 88
P. M. S. Hacker

4 The Interpretation of the Philosophical Investigations: 123
Style, Therapy, Nachlass
Alois Pichler

5 Ways of Reading Wittgenstein: Observations on 145
Certain Uses of the Word ‘Metaphysics’
Joachim Schulte

6 Metaphysical/Everyday Use: A Note on a Late 169
Paper by Gordon Baker
Hilary Putnam

7 Wittgenstein and Transcendental Idealism 174
A. W. Moore

8 Simples and the Idea of Analysis in the Tractatus 200
Marie McGinn

9 Words, Waxing and Waning: Ethics in/and/of the 221
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Stephen Mulhall

10 The Uses of Wittgenstein’s Beetle: Philosophical 248
Investigations §293 and Its Interpreters
David G. Stern

11 Bourgeois, Bolshevist or Anarchist? The Reception 269
of Wittgenstein’s Philosophy of Mathematics
Ray Monk

12 Wittgenstein and Ethical Naturalism 295
Alice Crary

Bibliography 320

Name Index 345

Subject Index 350

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