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Blind obedience : paradox and learning in the later Wittgenstein

Author: Meredith Williams
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
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Williams, Meredith, 1947-
Blind obedience.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2010
(DLC) 2009023300
(OCoLC)402541103
Named Person: Ludwig Wittgenstein; Ludwig Wittgenstein; Ludwig Wittgenstein
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Meredith Williams
ISBN: 9780203870815 0203870816 9781135203221 1135203229
OCLC Number: 639239150
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 332 pages)
Contents: Structure and content of the philosophical investigations --
Wittgenstein's metaphilosophy --
The method of description --
Wittgenstein's theoretical diagnosis : from mistake to paradox --
Two domains : linguistic mastery vs. initiate learning --
The structure of the book --
Playing the game --
The Fregean picture of language --
Wittgenstein's rejection of Frege's idea --
The builders game : rudimentary language or animal signaling? --
Dummett's challenge : sense vs. force --
The domestication of reference --
The problem of normative similarity 1 : ostensive definition --
Rejection of Quine's picture of language --
Objects and paradigms --
Ostensive teaching and social practices --
Logical form and the paradox of thought --
The subliming of logic --
Frege's idea and the paradox of thought --
Davidson's challenge : meaning and logical form --
The limits of systematicity --
Meaning and the paradox of interpretation --
The problem of normative similarity 2 : rules and interpretation --
Two pleas for interpretation --
The community view and reductionism --
The individualist view and mystification --
Normativity and the threat of regularism --
Rules and regularities --
The public basis of normativity --
The social basis of normativity : the negative argument --
The social basis of normativity : the positive argument --
Necessity and the threat of psychologism --
Two forms of holism --
Stage-setting : conventions without decisions --
Background technique : necessity without metaphysics --
Normativity and "psychologized" necessity --
Learning, trust, and certainty --
Sensation and the paradoxes of consciousness --
The problem of normative similarity 3 : consciousness --
The epistemology of subjectivity : paradox of self-knowledge --
The ontology of subjectivity : paradox of sensation --
Cartesian thought experiments and the expressivist view --
Criteria, deception, and the new problem of other minds.
Responsibility: Meredith Williams.

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