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Smile When You’re Winning: How to Become a Cambridge Pragmatist

Hallvard Lillehammer

in The Practical Turn: Pragmatism in Britain in the Long Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266168
eISBN:
9780191865237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266168.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter traces the development of a particular current of thought known by the label ‘pragmatism’ during the last part of the twentieth century and at the beginning of the twenty-first, and ... More


Meaning and Understanding

Barry Stroud

in Seeing, Knowing, Understanding: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198809753
eISBN:
9780191859205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809753.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines an important source of the distinctive character of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s philosophy. This is the idea that there is no understanding language, or the thoughts and attitudes we ... More


Davidson and Wittgenstein on Meaning and Understanding

Barry Stroud

in Seeing, Knowing, Understanding: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198809753
eISBN:
9780191859205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809753.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the views of Donald Davidson and Ludwig Wittgenstein on meaning and understanding. It argues arguing that the two philosophers are in agreement regarding this matter despite the ... More


The Philosophy of Charles Travis: Language, Thought, and Perception

John Collins and Tamara Dobler (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198783916
eISBN:
9780191826566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783916.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

The work of Charles Travis belongs to the analytical tradition, yet is also radically at odds with many assumptions characteristic of the tradition. Such an approach, while being at odds with some ... More


Wittgenstein, Dummett, and Travis: Theorizing about Logic, Language, and Meaning

Oskari Kuusela

in The Philosophy of Charles Travis: Language, Thought, and Perception

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198783916
eISBN:
9780191826566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783916.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses differences between the Wittgensteinian account of content developed by Travis and systematic theories of meaning and language. These theories aspire to explain knowledge of ... More


Concepts of Colour and Limits of Understanding

Barry Stroud

in Seeing, Knowing, Understanding: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198809753
eISBN:
9780191859205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809753.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines some puzzling reflections by Ludwig Wittgenstein on the possibility of understanding concepts of the colours of things different from those already familiar to us. It begins ... More


Feelings and the Ascription of Feelings

Barry Stroud

in Seeing, Knowing, Understanding: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198809753
eISBN:
9780191859205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809753.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter is a philosophical discussion of beliefs, knowledge, sensations, and feelings. It also discusses self-ascription of actions and intentions. In particular, it examines David Finkelstein’s ... More


Richard S. Lazarus’s Appraisal Theory I: Emotions as Intentional States

Ruth Leys

in The Ascent of Affect: Genealogy and Critique

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226488424
eISBN:
9780226488738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226488738.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The American psychologist Richard Lazarus played an important role in the post-World War II history of research on the emotions. This chapter offers an analysis of the challenges he faced in his ... More


On Rule-Following: Wright, McDowell, and Travis

Marie McGinn

in The Philosophy of Charles Travis: Language, Thought, and Perception

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198783916
eISBN:
9780191826566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783916.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

In Philosophical Investigations, Wittgenstein raises difficulties for the idea that what comes before my mind when I hear, or suddenly understand, a word can impose any normative constraint on what I ... More


What Structure Lurks in the Minds of Men?: Frege vs. Fodor

Charles Travis

in The Philosophy of Charles Travis: Language, Thought, and Perception

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198783916
eISBN:
9780191826566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783916.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

An idea of Wittgenstein’s: Given the questions (e.g.) belief ascriptions speak to, there is no reason to expect what they ascribe to correspond in any interesting or significant way with any ... More


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