Part of the Nordic Wittgenstein Studies book series (NRWS, volume 5)


The Introduction describes the main respects in which my thinking about aspect perception, and about Wittgenstein’s remarks on the subject, has changed over the years. What has changed most significantly is not my reading of Wittgenstein’s remarks, but rather the extent to which I find the treatment of aspect perception in those remarks satisfying. While I still find useful and fecund Wittgenstein’s grammatical investigation of what he calls ‘aspects’, I have come to think that the experience of aspect perception also calls for a phenomenological understanding that situates that experience within the broader context of our essentially-embodied, pre-reflective and pre-conceptual perceptual experience of the world. And the Wittgensteinian grammatical investigation, I now believe, suffers from significant limitations in this respect.


Aspect perception Grammatical investigation Phenomenology 

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  1. 1.Tufts UniversityMedfordUSA

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