Seeing Wittgenstein Anew is the first collection to examine Ludwig Wittgenstein's remarks on the concept of aspect-seeing. These essays show that aspect-seeing was not simply one more topic of investigation in Wittgenstein's later writings, but, rather, that it was a pervasive and guiding concept in his efforts to turn philosophy's attention to the actual conditions of our common life in language. Arranged in sections that highlight the pertinence of the aspect-seeing remarks to aesthetic and moral perception, self-knowledge, mind and consciousness, linguistic agreement, philosophical therapy, and seeing connections, the sixteen essays, which were specially commissioned for this volume, demonstrate the unity of not only Philosophical Investigations but also Wittgenstein's later thought as a whole. They open up novel paths across familiar fields of thought: the objectivity of interpretation, the fixity of the past, the acquisition of language, and the nature of human consciousness. Significantly, they exemplify how continuing consideration of the interrelated phenomena and concepts surrounding aspect-seeing might produce a fruitful way of doing philosophy. The volume includes a concordance for the unnumbered remarks in the various editions of Philosophical Investigations, including the latest (4th) edition.
Author: William Day Publisher: Cambridge University Press Published: 03/15/2010 Pages: 412 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 1.10lbs Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 1.10d ISBN: 9780521547321
About the Author Day, William: - William Day is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Le Moyne College. He writes on aesthetics and moral perfectionist thought, with a particular focus on the work of Wittgenstein, Cavell, Emerson and Confucian thinkers. His publications include book chapters and articles on Cavell, Emerson, jazz improvisation and film.Krebs, Victor J.: - Victor J. Krebs is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. He is the author of several publications on the philosophy of psychology, mind and language, most recently La recuperación del sentido: Wittgenstein, la filosofía y lo trascendente.