Wittgenstein on Seeing and Interpreting

  • P. B. Lewis
Part of the Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures book series (RIPL)


In those twenty or so pages of section xi of Part Two of the Philosophical Investigations in which Wittgenstein discusses the concept of noticing an aspect and its place among the concepts of experience, there are three passages which are explicitly concerned with the relations between seeing and interpreting in the experience of noticing an aspect.


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  1. 2.
    G. N. A. Vesey, ‘Seeing and Seeing As’, P.A.S. (1955–6).Google Scholar
  2. 1.
    See Vesey’s postcript to his remarks as chairman of a discussion between R. L. Gregory and G. E. M. Anscombe on the topic ‘Perceptions as Hypotheses’, in Philosophy of Psychology, ed. S. C. Brown (London, 1974).Google Scholar

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