Wittgenstein: Opening Investigations

2016.11.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael Luntley, Wittgenstein: Opening Investigations, Wiley Blackwell, 2015, 179pp., $99.95 (hbk), ISBN 9781118978498.
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2016.11.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael Luntley, Wittgenstein: Opening Investigations, Wiley Blackwell, 2015, 179pp., $99.95 (hbk), ISBN 9781118978498. Reviewed by Lars Hertzberg, Åbo Akademi University Michael Luntley advances an original reading of the early parts of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations. He partners, as it were, with Wittgenstein, proposing a way of formulating Wittgenstein's thoughts which the latter, for some reason, was unable or unwilling to provide -- a genre pioneered by Jaakko Hintikka. Luntley wishes to reframe our way of reading Wittgenstein by asking what theories he is trying to launch. The boldness of his project is refreshing. However, in my view, more is lost than is gained in the attempt. In the end, Wittgenstein comes across as a run-of-the-mill analytic philosopher. This may have been Luntley's intention. Luntley questions the widely shared notion that one of the things Wittgenstein takes. . .

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