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Wittgenstein on Mind and Language
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Wittgenstein on Mind and Language

David G. Stern

Abstract

Drawing on 10 years of research on the unpublished Wittgenstein papers, this book investigates Wittgenstein’s early conception of the nature of representation, and how his later revision and criticism of that work led to a radically different way of looking at mind and language. The book casts new light on the Tractatus and Philosophical Investigations, and traces the development of a number of central themes in Wittgenstein’s philosophy. These include his conception of philosophical method, logical atomism and the picture theory of meaning, the nature of representation and the limits of langu ... More

Keywords: Wittgenstein, mind, language, logical atomism, meaning, method, representation, experience, practice, picture theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780195080001
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195080009.001.0001

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David G. Stern, author
University of Iowa
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