Wittgensteins Private Language: Grammar, Nonsense, and Imagination in Philosophical Investigations, SS243-315 Stephen Mulhall

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Wittgensteins Private Language: Grammar, Nonsense, and Imagination in Philosophical Investigations, SS243-315 by Stephen Mulhall
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Stephen Mulhall offers a new way of interpreting one of the most famous and contested texts in modern philosophy: remarks on private language in Wittgensteins Philosophical Investigations. He sheds new light on a central controversy concerningMoreStephen Mulhall offers a new way of interpreting one of the most famous and contested texts in modern philosophy: remarks on private language in Wittgensteins Philosophical Investigations.

He sheds new light on a central controversy concerning Wittgensteins early work by showing its relevance to a proper understanding of the later work. --Stephen Mulhall presents a detailed critical commentary on sections 243-315 of Wittgensteins Philosophical Investigations: the famous remarks on private language.

In so doing, he makes detailed use of Stanley Cavells interpretations of these remarks- and relates disputes about how to interpret this aspect of Wittgensteins later philosophy to a recent, highly influential controversy about how to interpret Wittgensteins early text, the Tractatus.

Logico-Philosophicus, by drawing and testing out a distinction between resolute and substantial understandings of the related notions of grammar, nonsense and the imagination. The book is concerned throughout to elucidate Wittgensteins philosophical method, and to establish the importance of the form or style of his writing to the.

proper application of this method. --...genuinely thought-provoking...Mulhall subverts ingrained readings of the text, challenging the reader to re-examine features of Wittgensteins work she may have, unwisely taken for granted. - Genia Sch--ouml---nbaumsfeld MIND-This is an extremely important book, written in a style at once subtle and nuanced as well as strikingly compelling - Steven Hall Philosophical Investigations 31.3 July 08-it is hard to imagine a more subtle, searching or sensitive exploration of Wittgensteins remarks on private language - Quassim Cassam, Times Literary Supplement



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