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Describing Ourselves: Wittgenstein and Autobiographical Consciousness

Garry Hagberg


The voluminous writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein contain some of the most profound reflections of our time on the nature of the human subject and self-understanding — the human condition, philosophically speaking. This book mimes those extensive writings for a conception of the self. And more specifically, the book offers a discussion of Wittgenstein's later writings on language and mind as they hold special significance for the understanding and clarification of the distinctive character of self-descriptive or autobiographical language. The book also undertakes a philosophical investigation of ... More

Keywords: Ludwig Wittgenstein, human subject, self-understanding, autobiographical language, mind-body dualism, self-consciousness, person-perception, self-perception, self-defining memory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199234226
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234226.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Garry Hagberg, author
University of East Anglia
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