9781405180955

Wittgenstein and Reason

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    9781405180955

  • ISBN10:

    1405180951

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-06-09
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

This volume discusses Wittgenstein's work, as well as his oeuvre in general, and its implications for the nature of reason. Investigates the nature of reason which has always been a topic at the very heart of Western philosophy Analyses how Wittgenstein raised crucial questions about the subject - most notably in his critique of Frazer's Golden Bough, his discussions of various philosophical aspects of religion, and the famous 'rule-following considerations' from his Philosophical Investigations Contributors include prominent Wittgenstein scholars from the UK and continental Europe including Hanjo Glock, Genia Sch_nbaumsfeld, Severin Schroeder Joachim Schulte and Crispin Wright Contains a translation of an important paper by the French Wittgenstein scholar Jacques Bouveresse, alongside six new papers by other contributors

Author Biography

John Preston is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at The University of Reading.

Table of Contents

Wittgenstein's Critique of Frazer
Relativism, Commensurability and Translatability
'Back to the Rough Ground!' Wittgensteinian Reflections on Rationality and Reason
Worlds or Words Apart? Wittgenstein on Understanding Religious Language
The Tightrope Walker
Rules and Reason
Rule-Following without Reasons: Wittgenstein's Quietism and the Constitutive Question
Index
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