Philosophy of Wittge...
Philosophy of WittgensteinIndian Responses by: Ramesh Chandra Pradhan
Noted Indian philosophers present an open-minded evaluation of Wittgensteins philosophy of language from fresh perspectives to bring out its contemporary significance. They examine Wittgensteins 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.
Year Of Publication: 2013
Pages : ix; 213
Bibliographic Details : Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: Decent Books
Size: 23 cm.
The book is open-minded evaluation of Wittgensteins 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 Wittgensteins 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 Wittgensteins 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 Wittgensteins notion of silence and its affiliations with silence as interpreted in the Nyaya system and identifying the common factors in Gandhi and Wittgensteins 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 Wittgensteins contributors to philosophy of language in particular.
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: Wittgensteins Philosophy Revisited
— R.C. Pradhan
10. Wittgensteins 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