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What Does It Look Like?

Wittgenstein’s Philosophy in the Light of His Conception of Language Description: Part I

Sebastiaan A. Verschuren

This book is the first part of a comprehensive study of Wittgenstein’s conception of language description. Describing language was no pastime occupation for the philosopher. It was hard work and it meant struggle. It made for a philosophy that required Wittgenstein’s full attention and half his life. His approach had always been working on himself, on how he saw things. The central claim of this book is that nothing will come of our exegetical efforts to see what Wittgenstein's later philosophy amounts to if his work on describing language is not given the place and concern it deserves. The book shows what his philosophy might begin to look like in the light of critical questions around his interest to see the end of the day with descriptions, and these things only.

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What Does It Look Like? Wittgenstein’s Philosophy in the Light of His Conception of Language Description: Part I Sebastiaan A. Verschuren What Does It Look Like? Sebastiaan A. Verschuren Se b as ti aa n A . V er sc h u re n W h at D o es I t L o o k L ik e? P ar t I This book is the first part of a comprehen- sive study of Wittgenstein’s conception of language description. Describing language was no pastime occupation for the philosopher. It was hard work and it meant struggle. It made for a philosophy that required Wittgenstein’s full attention and half his life. His approach had always been working on himself, on how he saw things. The central claim of this book is that nothing will come of our exegetical efforts to see what Wittgenstein’s later philosophy amounts to if his work on describing language is not given the place and concern it deserves. The book shows what his philosophy might begin to look like in the light of critical questions around his interest to see the end of the day with descriptions, and these things only. The Author Sebastiaan A. Verschuren studied Biology and Philosophy in Amsterdam (Vrije Uni- versiteit) and received his Ph.D. from the University of Erfurt. His research interests include Philosophy of Language, Philoso- phy of Mathematics, and Philosophy of Mind. ISBN 978-3-631-66941-9 What Does It Look Like? Wittgenstein’s Philosophy in the Light of His Conception of Language Description:...

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