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The fate of wonder : Wittgenstein's critique of metaphysics and modernity

Author: Kevin Cahill
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2011.
Series: Columbia themes in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Named Person: Ludwig Wittgenstein; Ludwig Wittgenstein; Ludwig Wittgenstein; Ludwig Wittgenstein
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Cahill
ISBN: 9780231158008 0231158009 9780231528115 0231528116
OCLC Number: 702357858
Description: xii, 253 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Background to the central questions and claims Methodological issues A: resolute and therapeutic readings; "early" and "later" Wittgenstein; the "constancy" of Wittgenstein's cultural views; the scope of the book; a point about Heidegger; a point about Charles Taylor --
Methodological issue B: on the use of the Nachlass and other "nontext" sources for interpreting Wittgenstein --
Overview of the book --
part I: 1. Interpreting the Tractatus --
The Problem of ethics and nonsense in the Tractatus --
The "ineffabilist" reading of the Tractatus --
Schopenhauer and the ineffabilist reading --
Diamond and Conant's resolute reading of the Tractatus --
"Intention and ethics": early Wittgenstein and the logical positivists on the nature of ethical utterances --
2. The Ethical purpose of the Tractatus --
A Remaining task for resolute readings --
Conveying intention in the context of the Tractatus --
Overview of anxiety, the "they," and authenticity in Being and Time --
The Tractatus and cultural critique --
The Law of causality, mechanics, and "wonder at the existence of the world" --
Wonder and die ganze moderne Weltanschauung --
Wonder, anxiety, and authenticity --
A Possible problem with the relation between wonder and anxiety --
Authenticity and truth in the Tractatus and Being and Time --
What did Wittgenstein imagine that Heidegger meant? --
A Crucial difference between the ethical point of the Tractatus and authenticity in Being and Time --
Kremer and Conant on the ethical point of the Tractatus --
A Problem with Kremer's and Conant's views --
The Ambitions of the Tractatus --
3. A Resolute failure --
A Significant difference between the Tractatus and Being and Time that points to a more significant underlying convergence --
The Method of the Tractatus and the essence of language --
Conclusion to part I.
Series Title: Columbia themes in philosophy.
Responsibility: Kevin M. Cahill.

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