Wittgenstein and Pragmatism: On Certainty in the Light of Peirce and James (History of Analytic Philosophy) (Hardcover)

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Wittgenstein and Pragmatism: On Certainty in the Light of Peirce and James (History of Analytic Philosophy) (Hardcover)

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Foreword

Acknowledgments

List of Abbreviations

Introduction. 'A kind of Weltanschauung'

Part I - Before On Certainty

Chapter 1. Pragmatism in Wittgenstein before On Certainty

1.1 Preliminary remarks

1.2 'Die pragmatistiche Auffassung von Wahr und Falsch'

1.3 Wittgenstein and Ramsey

1.4 Wittgenstein reader of James

1.5 Wittgenstein reader of Peirce?

1.6 Other references to pragmatism before On Certainty

1.7 Concluding remarks

Part II - On Certainty

Chapter 2. Reasonable doubts and unshakable certainties

2.1 Preliminary remarks

2.2 Doubt

2.3 Skepticism and fallibilism

2.4 Wittgenstein's 'hinges'

2.5 Peirce's 'indubitables' and 'regulative assumptions'

2.6 Concluding remarks

Chapter 3. Common sense and Weltbild

3.1 Preliminary remarks

3.2 Peirce's critical common sensism and James' 'mother-tongue of thought'

3.3 Wittgenstein's Weltbild

3.4 Outlines for a comparison

3.5 Concluding remarks

Chapter 4. Action and the pragmatic maxim

4.1 Preliminary remarks

4.2 The pragmatic maxim

4.3 Perception and conduct, truth and belief

4.4 Meaning and consequences: the 'Pragmatist Week'

4.5 Meaning and understanding

4.6 'Im Anfang war die Tat'

4.7 Action and its surroundings

4.8 Concluding remarks

Part III - Broadening the Perspective

Chapter 5. From ground to background

5.1 Preliminary remarks

5.2 Forms of life in Wittgenstein's writings

5.3 Secondary literature: relativism and other issues

5.4 A human objectivity

5.5 Background and foreground

5.6 Concluding remarks

Chapter 6. Between method and Weltanschauung

6.1 Preliminary remarks

6.2 'The good in pragmatism'

6.3 Beyond method

6.4 Synoptic presentation and Weltanschauung

6.5 The river and the river-bed

6.6. Science and philosophy

6.7 Concluding remarks

Conclusion. 'I'll teach you differences'

Bibliography

Index

Anna Boncompagni (University of California, Irvine) works mainly on Wittgenstein's later philosophy and on pragmatism, and is also interested in phenomenology, the history of analytic philosophy, and the philosophy of psychiatry. Her previous publications include "Elucidating Forms of Life: The Evolution of a Philosophical Tool", Nordic Wittgenstein Review (2015) and Wittgenstein: Lo Sguardo e il Limite (2012).
Product Details ISBN: 9781137588463
ISBN-10: 1137588462
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: December 30th, 2016
Pages: 311
Language: English
Series: History of Analytic Philosophy