Advertisement

Playing Language Games

  • Beth SavickeyEmail author
Chapter
Part of the The Frontiers Collection book series (FRONTCOLL)

Abstract

Wittgenstein plays with language throughout his later philosophy. Imaginary scenes and invented languages turn metaphysical concerns into conceptual play. He sometimes describes his activities as five finger exercises in thinking—exercises that enable us to think differently.

References

  1. Bartley, W. W. III. 1985. Wittgenstein, second edition. La Salle, Illinois: Open Court.Google Scholar
  2. Harrison, B. 2016. ‘Leavis and Wittgenstein,’ Philosophy and Literature 40 (1): 206–225.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Moore, G. E. 1959. ‘A Defence of Common Sense.’ In Philosophical Papers. New York: The McMillan Company, pp. 35–59.Google Scholar
  4. Rothman, J. 2018. ‘As Real as It Gets: Are we already living in virtual reality?’ The New Yorker, April 2, 2018: 30–36.Google Scholar
  5. Savickey, B. 1999. Wittgenstein’s Art of Investigation. London: Routledge.Google Scholar
  6. Savickey, B. 2011. ‘Wittgenstein’s Use of Examples,’ The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy. Eds. O. Kuusela and M. McGinn. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 667–697.Google Scholar
  7. Savickey, B. 2016. ‘Wittgenstein’s Slapstick,’ Performance Philosophy 2 (1): 72–82.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Savickey, B. 2017a. ‘Wittgenstein’s Performance Philosophy,’ Aesthetics Today: Contemporary Approaches to the Aesthetics of Nature and of Art. Proceedings of the 39th International Ludwig Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria. Eds. Stefan Majetschak and Anja Weiberg. Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society. Berlin: de Gruyter: 419–434.Google Scholar
  9. Savickey, B. 2017b. Wittgenstein’s Investigations: Awakening the Imagination. New York: Springer.Google Scholar
  10. Wittgenstein, L. 1968. Philosophical Investigations [PI]. Trans. G. E. M. Anscombe. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.Google Scholar
  11. Wittgenstein, L. 1969. The Blue and Brown Books: Preliminary Studies for the Philosophical Investigations [BB]. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.Google Scholar
  12. Wittgenstein, L. 1979. On Certainty [OC]. Eds. G. E. M. Anscombe and G. H. von Wright. Trans. D. Paul and G. E. M. Anscombe. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.Google Scholar
  13. Wittgenstein, L. 1980. Remarks on the Philosophy of Psychology. Volume II. [RPP II] Eds. G. H. von Wright and H. Nyman. Trans. C. G. Luckhardt and M. A. E. Aue. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.Google Scholar
  14. Wittgenstein, L. 1981. Zettel [Z]. Second edition. Eds. G. E. M. Anscombe and G. H. von Wright. Trans. G. E. M. Anscombe. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.Google Scholar
  15. Wittgenstein, L. 1982. Wittgentein’s Lectures: Cambridge 1932–1935 [AWL]. Ed. Alice Ambrose. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.Google Scholar
  16. Wittgenstein, L. 1984. Philosophical Grammar [PG]. Ed. R. Rhees. Trans. A. Kenny. Oxford: Basil, Blackwell.Google Scholar
  17. Wittgenstein, L. 1988. Lectures on Philosophical Psychology 1946–47: Notes by P. T. Geach, K. J. Shah and A. C. Jackson [LPP]. Ed. P. Geach. London: Harvester Wheatsheaf.Google Scholar
  18. Yin, S. 2018. ‘There is Spirit: In Virtual Reality, How Much Body Do You Need?’ The New York Times, May 21, 2018: D2.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Philosophy DepartmentUniversity of WinnipegWinnipegCanada

Personalised recommendations