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Wittgenstein, Mind and Meaning


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Introduction. Part 1. Against the philosophic tradition 1. Wittgenstein on representations, privileged objects, and private languages 2. Private states and public practices: Wittgenstein and Schutz on intentionalty 3. Wittgenstein, Kant, and the "metaphysics of experience" 4. Language learning and the representational theory of mind Postscript to Chapter 4 5.Social norms and narrow content Part 2. A new direction 6. Rules, community, and the individual 7. The philosophical significance of learning in the later Wittgenstein 8. The etiology of the obvious:Wittgenstein and the elimination of indeterminacy 9.Wittgenstein's rejection of scientific psychology 10. Vygotsky's social theory of mind notes bibliography index of quotations index

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Meredith Williams is Professor of Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University.


'Wittgenstein, Mind and Meaning represents one of the most subtle and sustained developments available of the communitarian or social reading of Wittgenstein's later work.'
- Mind

'A remarkably clear and immensely rewarding book.'
- Philosophical Investigations

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