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Wittgenstein's Later Theory of Meaning: Imagination and Calculation

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Wittgenstein's Later Theory of Meaning: Imagination and Calculation

Hans Julius Schneider (Original Author)

ISBN: 978-1-118-64216-0 January 2014 Wiley-Blackwell 200 Pages

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By exploring the significance of Wittgenstein’s later texts relating to the philosophy of language, Wittgenstein’s Later Theory of Meaning offers insights that will transform our understanding of the influential 20th-century philosopher.

  • Explores the significance of Wittgenstein’s later texts relating to the philosophy of language, and offers new insights that transform our understanding of the influential 20th-century philosopher
  • Provides original interpretations of  the systematic points about language in Wittgenstein’s later writings that reveal his theory of meaning
  • Engages in close readings of a variety of Wittgenstein’s later texts to explore what the philosopher really had to say about ‘kinds of words’ and ‘parts of speech’
  • Frees Wittgenstein from his reputation as an unsystematic thinker with nothing to offer but ‘therapy’ for individual cases of philosophical confusion

Acknowledgments vii

Foreword by Charles Taylor viii

Introduction 1

1 The Fregean Perspective and Concomitant Expectations One Brings to Wittgenstein 7

2 How a Language Game Becomes Extended 21

3 Kinds of Expression 35

4 “Function” in Language Games and in Sentential Contexts 47

5 The Sound of a Sentence I: Singing from the Score 67

6 Projection: No Mere Mapping but a Creative Activity 83

7 The Sound of a Sentence II: Surface Grammar 98

8 Complexity 104

9 An Integration of Wittgenstein and Frege? 115

10 Dummett’s Doubts and Frege’s Concept of “Sense” 128

11 Wittgenstein on “Communicating Something” 137

12 “Grammatical Sense” and “Syntactic Metaphor”: A Wittgensteinian Solution 152

13 A “Theory of Meaning” – In What Sense? 166

Index 180