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Rails to Infinity

Essays on Themes from Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations

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$101.50 • £81.95 • €91.50

ISBN 9780674005044

Publication Date: 10/30/2001


494 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Preface
  • Part 1: Wittgenstein and Rules
    • 1. Following a Rule
    • 2. Rule-Following, Objectivity and the Theory of Meaning
    • 3. Rule-Following, Meaning and Constructivism
  • Part 2: Wittgenstein’s Argument as it Struck Kripke
    • 4. Kripke’s Account of the Argument against Private Language
    • 5. On Making Up One’s Mind: Wittgenstein on Intention
    • 6. Excerpts from a Critical Study of Colin McGinn’s Wittgenstein on Meaning
    • 7. Wittgenstein’s Rule-Following Considerations and the Central Project of Theoretical Linguistics
  • Part 3: Privacy And Self-Knowledge
    • 8. Does Philosophical Investigations §§258-60 Suggest a Cogent Argument against Private Language?
    • 9. Wittgenstein’s Later Philosophy of Mind: Sensation, Privacy and Intention
    • 10. The Problem of Self-Knowledge (I)
    • 11. The Problem of Self-Knowledge (II)
  • Part 4: Rule-Following and Mathematics
    • 12. Skolem and the Sceptic
    • 13. Wittgenstein on Mathematical Proof
  • Postscripts
    • Study Note on Wittgenstein on the Nature of Philosophy and Its Proper Method
    • On Mind and World
  • References and Additional Readings
  • Credits
  • Index

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