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Wittgenstein and perception

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Michael O'Sullivan (Editor), Michael Campbell (Editor)

Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages183
ISBN (Print)9781317543022, 9781138829374
Published11 Feb 2015

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Throughout his career, Wittgenstein was preoccupied with issues in the philosophy of perception. Despite this, little attention has been paid to this aspect of Wittgenstein's work. This volume redresses this lack, by bringing together an international group of leading philosophers to focus on the impact of Wittgenstein's work on the philosophy of perception. The ten specially commissioned chapters draw on the complete range of Wittgenstein's writings, from his earliest to latest extant works, and combine both exegetical approaches with engagements with contemporary philosophy of mind. Topics covered include: • perception and judgement in the Tractatus • aspect-perception • the putative intentionality of perception • representationalism. The book also includes an overview which summarises the evolution of Wittgenstein's views on perception throughout his life. With an outstanding array of contributors, Wittgenstein and Perception is essential reading for students and scholars of Wittgenstein's work, as well as those working in philosophy of mind and philosophy of perception.

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