Wittgenstein and Gadamer Paperback

Towards a Post-analytic Philosophy of Language

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Wittgenstein and Gadamer

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The book focuses on how Wittgenstein and Gadamer treat language in their accounts of language as game and their major writings on the subject - "Philosophical Investigations" and "Truth and Method", respectively. Chris Lawn goes on to offer a critique of Wittgenstein's account of linguistic rules, drawing upon Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics, particularly his emphasis upon tradition, temporality, historicality and novelty. The text demonstrates how paying attention to such elements - excluded by Wittgenstein's conception of rules - in fact strengthens Wittgenstein's position from a hermeneutical perspective. Finally, "Wittgenstein and Gadamer" investigates the possibility of connection between Wittgenstein's focus upon lexical particularity and Gadamer's greater concern for the universal and the general. A groundbreaking work of post-analytic philosophy, "Wittgenstein and Gadamer" brings the work of two major modern philosophers in to dialogue. It is required reading for anyone studying or researching the work of either philosopher, or the philosophy of language more generally.

Wittgenstein and Gadamer by Lawn was published by Continuum in January 2007 and is our 44980th best seller. The ISBN for Wittgenstein and Gadamer is 9780826493774.

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Details for Wittgenstein and Gadamer

Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherContinuum (January 2007)
EditionNew edition
Number of Pages180
Thickness9 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code124732
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