Immediately upon its posthumous publication in 1953, Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations was hailed as a masterpiece, and the ensuing years have confirmed this initial assessment. The work undertakes a radical critique of analytical philosophy’s approach to both the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind. Today it is widely acknowledged to be the single most important philosophical work of the twentieth century.
This series is hosted by Garth at the Toronto Philosophy Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/The-Toronto-Philosophy-Meetup
We are doing live, in-session readings and discussions of Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations.
As people’s experience with Wittgenstein will wildly differ, I suggest we keep our discussions tight and focused on what we have read – developing a discussion and understanding of Wittgenstein that grows from that.
I am most definitely in the camp of “little to no experience with Wittgenstein.” Should be a fun adventure into the world of language.
A copy of the text can be viewed and downloaded here: https://edisciplinas.usp.br/pluginfile.php/4294631/mod_resource/content/0/Ludwig%20Wittgenstein%2C%20P.%20M.%20S.%20Hacker%2C%20Joachim%20Schulte.%20Philosophical%20Investigations.%20Wiley.pdf
Background on Ludwig Wittgenstein in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/wittgenstein/
Wittgenstein’s entry in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: https://www.iep.utm.edu/wittgens/