Wittgenstein’s Art of Investigation
‘The author’s style is lucid. She is patient, clear and appropriatelyrepetitious… Her writing will be available to undergraduates andhopefully recommended to all readers of Wittgenstein… The book is well researched…and will help others to locate themselves moreeasily among different approaches to Wittgenstein today.’(Judith Geneva, Colorado College)‘This book is an original and insightful contribution to the study of the
It provides a distinctive and illuminating approachto Wittgenstein’s later philosophy, which places the emphasis, noton the results it is intended to achieve, but on the techniques whichconstitute Wittgenstein’s philosophical method.’(Marie McGinn, University of York) Throughout his later philosophy, Ludwig Wittgenstein focused on amethod called grammatical investigation. Grammatical investigationdescribes the use of our words for the purpose of philosophicalclarification. Beth Savickey presents Wittgenstein’s art of investigationthrough a detailed examination of his philosophical aims and practices.Beth Savickey’s book is one of the first to focus on and provide an originaland detailed analysis of Wittgenstein’s grammatical investigations. Sheoffers us new insight into the historical context and influences on hismethod, which will help Wittgenstein students and scholars alike tounderstand the intricacies and depth of his work.
is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Long IslandUniversity.