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Philosophy of Wittgenstein

Indian Responses by: Ramesh Chandra Pradhan

Noted Indian philosophers present an open-minded evaluation of Wittgenstein’s philosophy of language from fresh perspectives to bring out its contemporary significance. They examine Wittgenstein’s theories on the limits and structure of language, operationalism in philosophy of language, idea of a private language, necessity of mathematics and logical truths, and grammar of the language of emotions.

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ISBN: 9788186921159
Year Of Publication: 2013
Edition: 2nd
Pages : ix; 213
Bibliographic Details : Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: Decent Books
Size: 23 cm.
Weight: 400

Overview

The book is open-minded evaluation of Wittgenstein’s philosophy of language from fresh perspectives to bring out its contemporary significance. Including papers presented by noted Indian philosophers at a naional seminar, it examines the special place of WIttgenstein in the development of philosophy in the West in the twentieth century. The papers offer an in-depth critique of Wittgenstein’s theories on the limits and structure of language, operationalism, in philosophy of language, idea of a private language, necessaity of mathematics and logical truths, grammer of the language of emotions and language as a liberating force. Throughout the attempt is to analyse Wittgenstein’s contributors vis-a-vis Indian philosophical thinking and trace and the similarities between him and Indian thinkers. The work, for instance, includes a detailed study of Wittgenstein’s notion of silence and its affiliations with silence as interpreted in the Nyaya system and identifying the common factors in Gandhi and Wittgenstein’s approach to western civilisation. It also presents a radically different understanding — from what is traditionally understood of the Wittgensteinian concept of picture. The work will prove immensely useful to scholars concerned with linguistic representation and meaning in general and Wittgenstein’s contributors to philosophy of language in particular.

Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction
1. Attacking Modern Western Civilisation: Mahatma Gandhi and Ludwig Wittgenstein
— Suresh Chandra
2. Speech and Silence in Western Philosophy: A Critique of Wittgenstein from an Indian Point of View
— Srinivasa Rao
3. Language-game, Grounding and the Metaphysics of Meaning
— Ahmed Nizar
4. Criteria and the Conceptual Structure
— Amitabha Dasgupta
5. On the Problem of Communication: Wittgenstein Versus Habermas
— S. Paneerselvam
6. Wittgenstein on Private Language
— P.R. Bhat
7. Kripke-McGinn Controversy on Rule and Rule-following
— Ganesh Prasad Das
8. Wittgenstein on Necessity and Objectivity in Mathematics and Logic
— Sadhan Chakraborti
9. Logical Necessity, Conventionalism and Forms of Life: Wittgenstein’s Philosophy Revisited
— R.C. Pradhan
10. Wittgenstein’s Philosophy of Language: A Feminist Response
— Shefali Moitra

11. The Language of Face: Wittgenstein on Cinema
— Sanil V.
12. Exploring the Grammar of Emotion Words
— G.P. Ramachandra
The Contributors
Index

Meet the Author
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1950
Ramesh Chandra Pradhan is at present Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hyderabad. He previously taught at Utkal University and Karnatak University. He took his PhD in 1977 from Banaras Hindu University and had his post-doctoral studies at the University of Oxford as a Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellow during 1990-91. He was also Member-Secretary of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi, during 2000-2003. Prof. Pradhan specializes in Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind and Wittgenstein. He has authored several books in this area and edited several volumes. He has contributed many research papers to journals in philosophy. Among his books are Recent Developments in Analytic Philosophy (2001), The Great Mirror: An Essay on Wittgenstein's Tractatus (2002); Language, Reality and Transcendence: An Essay on the Main Strands of Wittgenstein's Later Philosophy (2008); and Metaphysics (2009).
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