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Phenomenological Aspects of Wittgenstein’s Philosophy


Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 268)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Byong-Chul Park
    Pages 1-24
  3. Byong-Chul Park
    Pages 25-78
  4. Byong-Chul Park
    Pages 79-134
  5. Byong-Chul Park
    Pages 135-161
  6. Byong-Chul Park
    Pages 162-178
  7. Byong-Chul Park
    Pages 179-214
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 215-260

About this book


In his writings around 1930, Wittgenstein relates his philosophy in different ways to the idea of phenomenology. He indicates that his main philosophical project had earlier been the construction of a purely phenomenological language, and even after having given up this project he believed that "the world we live in is the world of sense-data,,,l that is, of phenomenological objects. However, a problem is posed by the fact that he does not appear ever to have given a full, explicit account of what he means by his 'phenomenology', 'phenomenological language', or 'phenomenological problems'. In this book, I have tried to unravel the nature of Wittgenstein's phenomenology and to examine its importance for his entire work in philosophy. Phenomenology can be characterized as philosophy whose primary concern is what is immediately given in one's experience. This 'immediately given' is not merely impressions inside one's mind, but includes also the part of objective reality that impinges upon one's consciousness. Thus, an aim of phenomenological enterprise is to grasp this objective reality by attending to immediate experience. Husserl's phenomenology is in fact a case in point.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Pusan University of Foreign StudiesPusanKorea

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Phenomenological Aspects of Wittgenstein’s Philosophy
  • Authors B.-C. Park
  • Series Title Synthese Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-4813-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-6165-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-5151-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 260
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Phenomenology
    Philosophy of Science
    Philosophy of Language
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