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Wittgenstein, empiricism, and language

Author: John W Cook
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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This study aims to expose the ways in which Wittgenstein's philosophical views have been misunderstood, including the failure to recognize the reductionist character of Wittgenstein's work,his attack  Read more...

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Cook, John W. (John Webber), 1930-
Wittgenstein, empiricism, and language.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(DLC) 99010740
(OCoLC)40654724
Named Person: Ludwig Wittgenstein; Ludwig Wittgenstein
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John W Cook
ISBN: 0585364737 9780585364735
OCLC Number: 47008376
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 224 pages)
Contents: Preface; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; PART I: THE WAY OUT OF THE FLYTRAP; 1. The Subject Matter of Philosophy; 2. Empiricism and the Flight from Solipsism; 3. Theories and Descriptions; 4. Speakers and Noise Makers; 5. Reductionism and Inflation; PART II: REDUCTIONISM AND CRITERIA; 6. The Ontological and Linguistic Aims of Reductionism; 7. A Russellian Argument and Wittgensteinian Criteria; 8. The Concept of Criteria; 9. What Criteria Cannot Be; PART III: PHILOSOPHY AND LANGUAGE; 10. Standard Ordinary Language Philosophy; 11. Moore's Method; 12. Wittgenstein and the Metaphysical Use of Words; 13. Metaphysical Ordinary Language Philosophy; 14. Investigative Ordinary Language Philosophy; 15. Investigative Appearances; Appendix; Name Index; Subject Index
Responsibility: John W. Cook.

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