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Wittgenstein's Metaphilosophy
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Wittgenstein's Metaphilosophy

Paul Horwich

Abstract

This book develops an interpretation of Ludwig Wittgenstein's later writings (in particular, his Philosophical Investigations) that differs in substantial respects from what can already be found in the literature. For it is argued here that his fundamental idea is not a new conception of language (as most commentators have supposed), but rather a revolutionary conception of what philosophy is — one that is opposed to the construction of philosophical theories. This idea is what lies behind Wittgenstein's distinctive treatments of specific issues within the subject: issues concerning language, ... More

Keywords: Wittgenstein, metaphilosophy, philosophical investigations, theory, language, meaning, mind, experience, deflation, philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199588879
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588879.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Horwich, author
New York University

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