Wittgenstein's place in 20th century analytic philosophy.Material type: TextPublication details: Oxford : Blackwell, 1996. ISBN: 0631200983; 0631200991Subject(s): Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951 | Philosophy, British | Analysis (Philosophy) -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 192
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Ch. 1. The Background. 1. The origins of analytic philosophy. 2. The problem-setting context of the Tractatus -- Ch. 2. The Achievement of the Tractatus. 1. Unquestioned legacy. 2. Criticisms of Frege and Russell. 3. The metaphysical picture of the relation of thought, language and reality. 4. The positive account of the propositions of logic. 5. The critique of metaphysics and the conception of future philosophy as analysis -- Ch. 3. The Impact of the Tractatus: The Vienna Circle. 1. The Vienna Circle. 2. Philosophy, analysis, and the scientific world-view. 3. The demolition of metaphysics. 4. Necessary propositions, conventionalism and consistent empiricism. 5. The principle of verification. 6. The unity of science -- Ch. 4. The Inter-war Years: Cambridge and Oxford. 1. Cambridge between the wars. 2. Wittgenstein in Cambridge. 3. Oxford between the wars -- Ch. 5. The Achievement of the Investigations. 1. The hedgehog and the fox. 2. The repudiation of analysis. 3. The nature of philosophy. 4. Metaphysics. 5. Philosophy of language and the unity of the Investigations. 6. Philosophical psychology -- Ch. 6. Wittgenstein's Impact upon Post-war Analytic Philosophy. 1. Publications and pupils. 2. Philosophy at Oxford, 1945-70. 3. Wittgenstein and post-war philosophy at Oxford -- Ch. 7. Post-positivism in the United States and Quine's Apostasy. 1. The logical positivists in America. 2. Quine and Wittgenstein: similarity amidst differences. 3. Quine and logical empiricism: the end of analytic philosophy? 4. Quine's progress. 5. Quine and Wittgenstein: differences beneath similarities -- Ch. 8. The Decline of Analytic Philosophy. 1. The critical backlash. 2. Criticisms of Wittgenstein. 3. The aftermath.