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Wittgenstein on Words as Instruments

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Wittgenstein believed that his writing should not save other people the trouble of thinking for themselves. In this complex little book the author attempts to demystify Wittgenstein while at the same time stimulating the reader's own thoughts on the use of words as instruments. The book looks particularly at Wittgenstein's use of words and his distrust of philosophical questions such as "What are we reporting about ourselves when we say we believe something?" It stresses the wide range of ways in which these questions arise, and the care and perceptiveness that is needed to expose their limitations. In a method derived from Wittgenstein it shows the reader how to handle difficulties about psychological words, and gives novel interpretations of perplexing passages in the Investigations and Zettel.

There are a few annotations in ink, but this book is otherwise in excellent condition.

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Author(s):
HUNTER, J F M
Condition:
Used: very good
EAN-13:
9780748601943
Edition:
First: 1990
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9780748601943
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
176
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press

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Wittgenstein believed that his writing should not save other people the trouble of thinking for themselves. In this complex little book the author attempts to demystify Wittgenstein while at the same time stimulating the reader's own thoughts on the use of words as instruments. The book looks particularly at Wittgenstein's use of words and his distrust of philosophical questions such as "What are we reporting about ourselves when we say we believe something?" It stresses the wide range of ways in which these questions arise, and the care and perceptiveness that is needed to expose their limitations. In a method derived from Wittgenstein it shows the reader how to handle difficulties about psychological words, and gives novel interpretations of perplexing passages in the Investigations and Zettel.

There are a few annotations in ink, but this book is otherwise in excellent condition.

Author(s):
HUNTER, J F M
Condition:
Used: very good
EAN-13:
9780748601943
Edition:
First: 1990
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9780748601943
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
176
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press

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