This volume provides a wide-ranging collection of newly-commissioned essays on Wittgenstein by internationally established philosophers.
Hans-Johann Glock is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Reading. He has been Visiting Professor at Queen's University, Ontario and a research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at Bielefeld University. He is author of A Wittgenstein Dictionary (Blackwell 1996) and Quine and Davidson (2003); editor of The Rise of Analytic Philosophy (Blackwell 1997), Strawson and Kant (2003); and co-editor, with Robert L. Arrington, of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations (1991) and Wittgenstein and Quine (1996).
"Fifty years after the death of Ludwig Wittgenstein, it is clear that his contribution to philosophy will be as important in the twenty-first century as it was in the twentieth. In this volume Hans-Johann Glock has assembled a number of critical essays by distinguished scholars which will make a weighty contribution to the as yet incomplete reception of Wittgenstein. Writing from a variety of standpoints, the authors offer interpretations of the Wittgensteinian canon which range between the traditional and the innovative, but always invite serious consideration, and which offer a re-evaluation of contemporary trends in philosophy in the light of Wittgenstein's insights."
Anthony Kenny, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Oxford University