The New Wittgenstein

Author: Alice Crary,Associate Professor of Philosophy Alice Crary,Rupert Read

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134689969

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

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This text offers major re-evaluation of Wittgenstein's thinking. It is a collection of essays that presents a significantly different portrait of Wittgenstein. The essays clarify Wittgenstein's modes of philosophical criticism and shed light on the relation between his thought and different philosophical traditions and areas of human concern. With essays by Stanley Cavell, James Conant, Cora Diamond, Peter Winch and Hilary Putnam, we see the emergence of a new way of understanding Wittgenstein's thought. This is a controversial collection, with essays by highly regarded Wittgenstein scholars that may change the way we look at Wittgenstein's body of work.

Wittgenstein and Other Minds

Rethinking Subjectivity and Intersubjectivity with Wittgenstein, Levinas, and Husserl

Author: Soren Overgaard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113519808X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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A compelling new approach to the problem that has haunted twentieth century philosophy in both its analytical and continental shapes. No other book addresses as thoroughly the parallels between Wittgenstein and leading Continental philosophers such as Levinas, Husserl, and Heidegger.

Other Minds

Critical Essays 1969-1994

Author: Thomas Nagel

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195132467

Category: Religion

Page: 229

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Over the past twenty-five years, Thomas Nagel has played a major role in the philosophico-biological debate on subjectivity and consciousness. This extensive collection of published essays and reviews offers Nagel's opinionated views on the philosophy of mind, epistemology, and political philosophy, as well as on fellow philosophers like Freud, Wittgenstein, Rawls, Dennett, Chomsky, Searle, Nozick, Dworkin, and MacIntyre.

Constructivism in Science Education

A Philosophical Examination

Author: Michael Matthews

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940115032X

Category: Science

Page: 234

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Constructivism is one of the most influential theories in contemporary education and learning theory. It has had great influence in science education. The papers in this collection represent, arguably, the most sustained examination of the theoretical and philosophical foundations of constructivism yet published. Topics covered include: orthodox epistemology and the philosophical traditions of constructivism; the relationship of epistemology to learning theory; the connection between philosophy and pedagogy in constructivist practice; the difference between radical and social constructivism, and an appraisal of their epistemology; the strengths and weaknesses of the Strong Programme in the sociology of science and implications for science education. The book contains an extensive bibliography. Contributors include philosophers of science, philosophers of education, science educators, and cognitive scientists. The book is noteworthy for bringing this diverse range of disciplines together in the examination of a central educational topic.

Not Half No End

Author: Geoffrey Bennington

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748653759

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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A collection of essays by one of Jacques Derrida's friends and foremost commentators. Newly available in paperback.

The false prison

a study of the development of Wittgenstein's philosophy

Author: David Francis Pears

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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This is the first of two volumes describing the development of Wittgenstein's philosophy from the Notebooks and the Tractatus to Philosophical Investigations and his other later writings. Volume I is divided into two parts: Part I surveys the whole of Wittgenstein's work, while Part II examines in detail the central ideas of his early system. Although Pears focuses on the internal organization of Wittgenstein's thought, he also investigates the origins of Wittgenstein's philosophy, relating it to the philosophies of his predecessors and contemporaries. Revealing how the details of Wittgenstein's work fit into its general pattern, Pears offers scholars, students, and non-specialists alike unusually clear insight into the philosopher's thought.

The Holocaust in Historical Context

Author: Steven T. Katz

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Antisemitism

Page: 720

View: 7108


With this volume, Steven T. Katz initiates the provocative argument that the Holocaust is a singular event in human history. Unlike any previous work on the subject, The Holocaust in Historical Context maintains that the Holocaust is the only example of true genocide--a systematic attempt to kill all the members of a group--in history. In a richly documented, subtly argued, and amazingly wide-ranging comparative historical and phenomenological analysis, Katz explores the philosophical and historiographical implications of the uniqueness of the Holocaust. After he establishes the nature of genocide, Katz examines other occasions of mass death to which the Holocaust is regularly compared from slavery in the ancient world to the medieval persecution of heretics, from the depopulation of the New World to the Armenian massacres during World War I, and from the Gulag to Cambodia. In the first of three volumes, Katz, after setting the groundwork for his analysis with four chapters dealing with essential methodological issues, begins his comparative case studies with slavery in the ancient Greek and Roman world, and continues with such subjects as medieval antisemitism, the European witch craze, the medieval wars of religion, the medieval persecution of homosexuals, and the French campaign against Huguenots. Throughout this investigation of pre-modern Jewish and non-Jewish history, Katz looks at the ways in which the Holocaust has precedents and parallels, and in what way it stands alone as a singular, highly distinctive historical event.

Philosophy and teacher education

a reinterpretation of Donald A. Schön's epistemology of reflective practice

Author: Stephen Newman

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Ltd

ISBN: 9781840148916

Category: Education

Page: 245

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Transcendental Philosophy and Everyday Experience

Author: Tom Rockmore,Vladimir Zeman

Publisher: Humanities Press International


Category: Transcendentalism

Page: 192

View: 3518


This collection focuses on the transcendental philosophy of Kant and Husserl and on the intersection of transcendental philosophy and everyday life and experience. It contains sections on philosophy and everyday experience, Kant and neo-Kantianism, applications of transcendental philosophy, and transcendental philosophy and the emotions. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Beyond Wittgenstein's poker

new light on Popper and Wittgenstein

Author: Peter Munz

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Ltd

ISBN: 9780754640158

Category: Philosophy

Page: 221

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Karl Popper and Ludwig Wittgenstein were two of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century. The account of their one and only meeting at Cambridge in 1946 has become legendary for the aggressive disagreement between the two men. Peter Munz, an eye witness to the great dispute, is the only person in the world to have been a student of both Popper and Wittgenstein. Here he describes their philosophical relationship as he experienced it.Munz argues that the later Wittgenstein and Popper ought to be seen as complementing one another. Popper believed that when truth is discovered meaning will take care of itself. However, since, in Popper's view, we can never verify a general proposition, we can never be certain of its truth. There must therefore be a way of understanding what it means even though we cannot be sure of its truth. The post-Tractatus Wittgenstein enables us to see how propositions are meaningful regardless of whether we can ascertain their truth and thus fills a gap in Popper's philosophy.At the same time, Popper was able to make up a deficiency in Wittgenstein's later philosophy. While Wittgenstein had had it that meaningful propositions can be generated in any social order, Popper showed that if propositions are to be true as well as have meaning, the socio-political order in which they are put forward, has to be free and open.Popper and Wittgenstein were barking up the same tree. Though they had much to learn from each other, their personalities stood in the way. Munz imaginatively reconstructs a dialogue to show how the conversation ought to have gone on that famous evening at the Moral Sciences Club in Cambridge in 1946 and then sets out in detail the philosophy that would result from a synthesis of these two great men.

The International Who's Who 1996-97

Author: 96-97 60th

Publisher: Europa Publicat

ISBN: 9781857430219

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1726

View: 3744


New Edition Consult this source for more than 20,000 biographies of important men and women from the worlds of art, business, finance, music, medicine, law, politics, science, education, administration, entertainment and international affairs. This completely updated edition contains over 750 entirely new entries. To ensure accuracy, information is provided by the entrants themselves (whenever possible). An obituary cites individuals who have died since the last biannual edition.