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Elucidating the ‘Tractatus’: Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy of Logic and Language

Marie McGinn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199244447
eISBN:
9780191714146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244447.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Discussions of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus are currently dominated by two opposing interpretations of the work: a metaphysical or realist reading and the ‘resolute’ reading of Cora Diamond and James ... More


Epistemology: New Essays

Quentin Smith (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199264933
eISBN:
9780191718472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264933.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book offers a view of the current state of play in epistemology in the form of twelve chapters by some of the philosophers who have most influenced the course of debates in recent years. Topics ... More


The False Prison Volume One

David Pears

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198247708
eISBN:
9780191598203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198247702.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This is the first of David Pears's acclaimed two‐volume work on the development of Wittgenstein's philosophy, covering the pre‐1929 writings. Part I of the first volume consists in a brief but ... More


Conclusion

David Constantine

in Hölderlin

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198157885
eISBN:
9780191673238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157885.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

Friedrich Hölderlin's biography, his figurative life, may be better known than his poems. He is syntactically difficult sometimes too, and moves in his poetic thinking through unapparent connections. ... More


Subjectivity

Denis McManus

in The Enchantment of Words: Wittgenstein's “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus”

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288021
eISBN:
9780191713446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288021.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the Tractatus’ discussion of thought and subjectivity, particularly its remarks concerning the ‘internal relatedness’ of thoughts and their constituents, thoughts and facts, and ... More


Discovering the Self in Self-Pleasuring

Peter Brooks

in Enigmas of Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151588
eISBN:
9781400839698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151588.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on masturbation, the sex that one has with oneself. If masturbation becomes a “problem”—rather than simply a fact of life, dating from infancy and openly discovered at ... More


Nihilism

Eric T. Olson

in What Are We?: A Study in Personal Ontology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176421
eISBN:
9780199872008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176421.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the view that we do not exist because there are no human thinkers: nihilism. Nihilism is defended against the charge that it is an absurd denial of the obvious, or that it is ... More


Simplicity

Michael Potter

in Wittgenstein's Notes on Logic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199215836
eISBN:
9780191721243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215836.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Wittgenstein took the symbolic turn when he used it as a criterion for the simplicity of an object in the world that the object should be symbolized by a simple name. This chapter explores what the ... More


Autobiographical Consciousness

Garry L. Hagberg

in Describing Ourselves: Wittgenstein and Autobiographical Consciousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234226
eISBN:
9780191715440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234226.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter covers the early influence on Wittgenstein's thought concerning selfhood of Schopenhauer. It details the picture of philosophical solipsism and the grammar of the ‘I’, what Wittgenstein ... More


Introduction: Theoretical Invariance and Social Variance

A. Raghuramaraju

in Modernity in Indian Social Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070122
eISBN:
9780199080014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070122.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

In India, philosophers have not attempted to overcome the existing limitation between social theory and social philosophy. Surprisingly, many of them are not even aware of this as a philosophical ... More


Experience and Knowledge

Anil Gupta

in Perceptual Experience

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199289769
eISBN:
9780191711046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289769.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter provides outlines of arguments, developed more fully in the author's Empiricism and Experience, for the following theses. (1) If one holds the given in experience (i.e. the rational ... More


Sexual Solipsism: Philosophical Essays on Pornography and Objectification

Rae Langton

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199247066
eISBN:
9780191594823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247066.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This book collects together fifteen chapters on pornography and objectification. Arguments from uncontroversial liberal premises are shown to yield controversial feminist conclusions that pornography ... More


Resentment and Reflection in Le Neveu de Rameau

Patrick Coleman

in Anger, Gratitude, and the Enlightenment Writer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589340
eISBN:
9780191723322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589340.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines the relationship between righteous anger and envious resentment in Diderot's satire Le Neveu de Rameau. The issue is explored in terms of whether one's personal dignity and ... More


Sexual Solipsism

Rae Langton

in Sexual Solipsism: Philosophical Essays on Pornography and Objectification

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199247066
eISBN:
9780191594823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247066.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

If solipsism is false but believed, the agent treats people as things (objectification). If solipsism is true but not believed, the agent treats things as people (projective animation). These two ... More


Introduction

Rae Langton

in Sexual Solipsism: Philosophical Essays on Pornography and Objectification

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199247066
eISBN:
9780191594823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247066.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Solipsism involves going on as if you are the only person. Traditionally viewed as a morally neutral problem in epistemology (Descartes), it can also emerge as the morally loaded problem of ... More


Cognitive Significance

Grant Gillett

in Representation, Meaning, and Thought

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239932
eISBN:
9780191680045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239932.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses the different problems that surround identity statements and singular thoughts. Several methodological solipsism accounts of cognitive significance are criticized, while a view ... More


Singular Thought

Grant Gillett

in Representation, Meaning, and Thought

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239932
eISBN:
9780191680045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239932.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses the concept of singular thought, which involves the use of demonstratives and the recognition of particulars. These singular thoughts also provide difficulties for ... More


Personal and Political Relationships

Kurt Lampe

in The Birth of Hedonism: The Cyrenaic Philosophers and Pleasure as a Way of Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161136
eISBN:
9781400852499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161136.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter deals with Cyrenaic positions on personal and civic relationships, beginning with a short overview of assumptions about positive and negative reciprocity in ancient Greek ... More


The Countess of Surrey

W. A. Sessions

in Henry Howard the Poet Earl of Surrey: A Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186250
eISBN:
9780191674457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186250.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In an unexpected turn to his life, the poet Earl of Surrey had a happy marriage at the court of Henry VIII. The aristocratic child he had first met at thirteen and married before he left for France ... More


Edward Herbert of Cherbury and Thomas Traherne: From Self-Reflexivity to Solipsism?

Robert Ellrodt

in Seven Metaphysical Poets: A Structural Study of the Unchanging Self

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117384
eISBN:
9780191670923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117384.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

A combined survey of Edward Herbert's prose works and his rather slender corpus of poetry sheds some light on the emergence of his mode of self-reflexivity. Herbert found it absurd to assume that ... More


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