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Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Mind

Jonathan Ellis and Daniel Guevara


The status of Wittgenstein’s work in contemporary philosophy of mind is peculiar. While few philosophers of mind would deny that Wittgenstein had at least some helpful things to say concerning philosophical questions about the mind—some clever ways of undermining imagistic conceptions of thought perhaps, or some fruitful questions concerning the conditions of grasping a rule— one could read the most reputable journals in the profession and attend all of the main conferences bearing on the philosophy of mind and come away with the sense that Wittgenstein’s work has quite limited and dubious sig ... More

Keywords: Wittgenstein, mind, philosophy of mind, rule-following, meaning, consciousness, philosophy of psychology, mental phenomena, phenomenal, physicalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199737666
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737666.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Ellis, editor
University of California, Santa Cruz

Daniel Guevara, editor