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Wittgensteins Private Language
Title : Wittgensteins Private Language
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ISBN : 9780199208548
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 148

Stephen Mulhall offers a new way of interpreting one of the most famous and contested texts in modern philosophy: remarks on "private language" in Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations. He sheds new light on a central controversy concerning Wittgenstein's early work by showing its relevance to a proper understanding of the later work.


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  • Tully

    indispensible for anyone engaged in a serious reading of PI. His use of Cavell's example of the "corsican brothers" (a test drive of what the other-minds skeptic supposes we lack) makes LW's sense of humanity, of what it means to share the intimacy of a world, vivid and clear. And check out the connection Mulhall makes (as an aside!) b/t the vision of language instruction opened up by PI and Rene Girard's work on mimetic desire---a new theory of evil, I think. Somebody should run with it.