ISBN 9788186921159,Philosophy of Wittgenstein - Indian Responses

Philosophy of Wittgenstein - Indian Responses


R.C. Pradhan


Decent Books



Decent Books

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9788186921159

ISBN-10 818692115X

Hard Back

Number of Pages 213 Pages
Language (English)

Social Sciences

The book is open-minded evaluation of Wittgensteins philosophy of language from fresh perspectives to bring out its contemporary significance. Including papers presented by noted Indian philosophers at a naional seminar, it examines the special place of WIttgenstein in the development of philosophy in the West in the twentieth century. The papers offer an in-depth critique of Wittgensteins theories on the limits and structure of language, operationalism, in philosophy of language, idea of a private language, necessaity of mathematics and logical truths, grammer of the language of emotions and language as a liberating force. Throughout the attempt is to analyse Wittgensteins contributors vis-a-vis Indian philosophical thinking and trace and the similarities between him and Indian thinkers. The work, for instance, includes a detailed study of Wittgensteins notion of silence and its affiliations with silence as interpreted in the Nyaya system and identifying the common factors in Gandhi and Wittgensteins approach to western civilisation. It also presents a radically different understanding- from what is traditionally understood of the Wittgensteinian concept of picture. The work will prove immensely useful to scholars concerned with linguistic representation and meaning in general and Wittgensteins contributors to philosophy of language in particular.