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Editors' Introduction

Oskari Kuusela and Marie McGinn

in The Oxford Handbook of Wittgenstein

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199287505
Published online January 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199287505.003.0001

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy

Editors' Introduction

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This Introduction starts by stating that Wittgenstein is a contested figure on the philosophical scene. It talks further about Wittgenstein’s philosophy and his relation to, what is now called, analytical philosophy. It then goes on to talk about the various literature that has been generated by the study of Wittgenstein philosophy, stating that Wittgenstein is best known for his work in the philosophy of language, mind, and mathematics. The Introduction also talks about the differences between Wittgenstein’s views and mainstream analytical philosophy. Finally the topics covered in this book are introduced.

Keywords: Wittgenstein; analytical philosophy; philosophy of language; philosophy of mind; philosophy of mathematics; mainstream analytical philosophy

Article.  5143 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic ; History of Western Philosophy

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