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Mastery

Charles Travis

in Thought's Footing: Themes in Wittgenstein's “Philosophical Investigations”

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199291465
eISBN:
9780191710667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291465.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter focuses on the discussion of language games at the beginning of the Investigations (broadly, in the first twenty-five paragraphs). It shows how there can be room for the parochial in ... More


Genocidal Language Games 1

Tirrell Lynne

in Speech and Harm: Controversies Over Free Speech

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199236282
eISBN:
9780191741357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236282.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter examines the role played by derogatory terms (e.g. ‘inyenzi’ or cockroach, ‘inzoka’ or snake) in laying the social groundwork for the genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda in 1994. The ... More


The Uses of Language Games

Charles Travis

in The Uses of Sense: Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Language

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245871
eISBN:
9780191598630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245878.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter asks how Wittgenstein's idea of a language game casts light on the way words represent. It explores the idea of language games as objects of comparison. It uses that to show how language ... More


The Uses of Sense: Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Language

Charles Travis

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245871
eISBN:
9780191598630
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245878.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The Uses of Sense presents a reading of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, concentrating on themes concerning representation, truth, and objectivity. It offers a particular ... More


The Proposition's Progress

Charles Travis

in Objectivity and the Parochial

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199596218
eISBN:
9780191595783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596218.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This discusses the development of Wittgenstein's notion of proposition from the Tractatus to the Investigations. It charts how Wittgenstein's conception of necessity changes from around Philosophical ... More


Beyond infixation

Alan C. L. Yu

in A Natural History of Infixation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279388
eISBN:
9780191707346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279388.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter explores some of the ramifications of the phonological subcategorization approach to infixation. It examines the possibility of the so-called ‘genuine’ infixation. It then takes a brief ... More


Playing with Poetry: Writing and Reading the Virgilian Centos

Scott McGill

in Virgil Recomposed: The Mythological and Secular Centos in Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195175646
eISBN:
9780199789337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175646.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides an overview of how authors created the Virgilian centos and explores topics in the texts' reception, with an emphasis on the issues they raise related to allusion. The ... More


Pain: A Philosophical Borderland

Claude Imbert

in Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199737666
eISBN:
9780199933372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737666.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter aims to show how far the discussion of pain unifies some apparently different topics in Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations. Wittgenstein’s discussion of pain and its expression ... More


Mandaean Language Games and Obstacles

Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley

in The Mandaeans: Ancient Texts and Modern People

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153859
eISBN:
9780199834051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153855.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The Mandaean alphabet, the abagada, consists of 24 letters and is so named because of the first four of these (A, B, G, D); one of them is not a real letter, for the D, the relative particle “of”, is ... More


Perspective Alignment in Spatial Language

Luc Steels and Martin Loetzsch

in Spatial Language and Dialogue

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554201
eISBN:
9780191721236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554201.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter investigates the role of perspective alignment in the planning and interpretation of spatial language in a series of robotic experiments. It shows which cognitive mechanisms are ... More


Language and the Structure of Practice

Andrew Inkpin

in Disclosing the World: On the Phenomenology of Language

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262033916
eISBN:
9780262333955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033916.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter uses the late Wittgenstein’s ‘praxeological’ conception of language, based on the language-game analogy, to explicate the Heideggerian framework’s notion of pragmatic sense. Having ... More


The Method of Language-Games as a Method of Logic

Oskari Kuusela

in Wittgenstein on Logic as the Method of Philosophy: Re-examining the Roots and Development of Analytic Philosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829751
eISBN:
9780191868252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829751.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter develops an interpretation of Wittgenstein’s method of language-games as a method of logic that exhibits continuities with Frege’s, Russell’s, and the early Wittgenstein’s conceptions of ... More


Fiction Versus Fantasy, Pretence, and Make-Believe

Frank Palmer

in Literature and Moral Understanding: A Philosophical Essay on Ethics, Aesthetics, Education, and Culture

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242321
eISBN:
9780191680441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242321.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

Talk of fictional worlds is not a matter of positing ‘other worlds’ existing within or beyond the actual world, but a reflection of the shared currency of our experience of literary representation. ... More


Language

Colin McGinn

in Philosophical Provocations: 55 Short Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036191
eISBN:
9780262340090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036191.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines philosophical issues in language. A very influential trend in philosophy is the notion that different kinds of sentence have different kinds of meaning—that sentence meaning is ... More


Coping with Language

Andrew Inkpin

in Disclosing the World: On the Phenomenology of Language

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262033916
eISBN:
9780262333955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033916.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter has two main tasks. First, it argues that Wittgenstein’s position shows how language is grasped prepredicatively as a linguistic form of knowing-how. Having considered the link between ... More


Theorizing as a Lived Experience: A Wittgensteinian Investigation

Christopher C Robinson

in Wittgenstein and Political Theory: The View from Somewhere

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639144
eISBN:
9780748652839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639144.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on immanent theorizing as a form of therapy that breaks the hold of epic political theory. The opening remarks of the Philosophical Investigations are read best as an invitation ... More


Wittgenstein and Citizenship: Reading Socrates in Tehran

Christopher C Robinson

in Wittgenstein and Political Theory: The View from Somewhere

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639144
eISBN:
9780748652839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639144.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the citizenship that follows from the effect of travel through language-games on how we come to define ourselves. The forms of entrapment or impediments to motion examined here ... More


Behavior Games and Conversation Games

Bruno G. Bara

in Cognitive Pragmatics: The Mental Processes of Communication

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014113
eISBN:
9780262266062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014113.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

In 1953, Ludwig Wittgenstein proposed his original notion of the language game, in which he argued that the entire process of using words could be seen as a kind of game. The focus on language use ... More


Our Lives in Language: Language-Games, Grammar, Forms of Life

Toril Moi

in Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226464305
eISBN:
9780226464589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226464589.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter shows that, taken together, the three terms of art “language-games”, “grammar”, and “forms of life” are necessary to convey the depth and range of Wittgenstein’s concept of use. They all ... More


Cognition and Social Dynamics Play a Major Role in the Formation of Grammar

Steels Luc

in Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013567
eISBN:
9780262258586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013567.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Modeling has been a useful tool for understanding the mechanisms underlying the origins and evolution of human language. This chapter describes models used to explore the role of cognition and social ... More


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