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A Wittgensteinian way with paradoxes

Author: Rupert J Read
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2013.
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A Wittgensteinian way with paradoxes tackles some of the classic philosophical paradoxes that have puzzled philosophers over the centuries and explores how they can be dissolved using the 'therapeutic' method of Wittgenstein, according to the 'resolute' reading of the latter's work. The book shows how, by contrast, we should give more serious consideration to real, 'lived paradoxes', some of which can be harmful  Read more...
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Read, Rupert J., 1966-
Wittgensteinian way with paradoxes.
Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2013
(DLC) 2012031763
Named Person: Ludwig Wittgenstein; Ludwig Wittgenstein
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rupert J Read
ISBN: 9780739168974 0739168975
OCLC Number: 1058149779
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 285 pages)
Contents: Machine generated contents note: I. Away With Philosophers' Paradoxes --
1. Pre-empting Russell's Paradox: Wittgenstein and Frege Against Logicism --
2.`Time Travel': The Very Idea --
3.A Paradox for Chomsky: On Our Being Through and Through `Inside' Language --
4. Kripke's Rule-Following Paradox-and Kripke's Conjuring Trick --
5. The Unstatability of Kripkean Skepticisms --
6. Heaps of Trouble: `Logically Alien Thought' and the Dissolution of `Sorites' Paradoxes --
7. The Dissolution of the `Surprise Exam' Paradox-and its Implications for Rational Choice Theory --
II. A Way With Lived Paradoxes --
8. Swastikas and Cyborgs: The Significance of PI 420, for Reading Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations as a `War Book' --
9. From Moore's Paradox to `Wittgenstein's Paradox'?: On Lived Paradox in Cases of (Moral and) Mental Ill-Health --
10. Lived `Reductio Ad Absurdum': A Paradoxical and Proper Method of Philosophy, and of Life. Note continued: 11. Leaving Things As It Is (sic.): Philosophy and Life `After' Wittgenstein and Zen --
12. Conclusion: On Lived Paradoxes.
Responsibility: Rupert Read.

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A Wittgensteinian way with paradoxes tackles some of the classic philosophical paradoxes that have puzzled philosophers over the centuries and explores how they can be dissolved using the 'therapeutic' method of Wittgenstein, according to the 'resolute' reading of the latter's work. The book shows how, by contrast, we should give more serious consideration to real, 'lived paradoxes', some of which can be harmful psychically, m.

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