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Wittgenstein on Language and Thought

The Philosophy of Content

Tim Thornton

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This book defends and outlines the key issues surrounding the philosophy of content as demonstrated in Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations. The text shows how Wittgenstein's critical arguments concerning mind and meaning are destructive of much recent work in the philosophy of thought and language, including the representationalist orthodoxy. These issues are related to the work of Davidson, Rorty and McDowell among others.

About the Author

Tim Thornton is based in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Warwick.


Thornton's book has been a pleasure. I can recommend its reading to all those interested in these topics whether they belong to the reference movement, to the neo-Fregean tradition, to the naturalisation movement or even the continental movement. All can but benefit in reading it
- Eros Corazza