The treatment of the problem of privacy in Wittgenstein's later writings

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Keaney, B P en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Holiday, Bernard John en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-14T07:05:48Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-14T07:05:48Z
dc.date.issued 1973 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Holiday, B. 1973. The treatment of the problem of privacy in Wittgenstein's later writings. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17687
dc.description.abstract My attempt in this thesis will therefore be twofold. I shall try to outline the problem of the privacy of sensation as a special case of philosophical scepticism of our having knowledge of other minds. Certain ramifications of this question, particularly the problems of linguistic meaning, and intentional action will also be discussed. Secondly I shall try, in discussing Wittgenstein's treatment of this problem, to show that his technique is a satisfactory one, not only for "curing" this problem, but for handling all philosophic problems. In other words the unity of Wittgenstein's philosophy will be stressed. This unity is not the one which is receiving a great deal of attention at the moment, viz. the unity of the Tractatus and the later.works. But I refer rather to the fittedness of Wittgenstein's philosophical activity to his domain of interest - conceptual investigations. In these investigations he discovers no new fact, gives no new piece of information. What he does is to practice philosophy in a new way and initiate us into a new form of activity. In this, it seems to me, his work is supremely original and greatly valuable. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Philosophy en_ZA
dc.title The treatment of the problem of privacy in Wittgenstein's later writings en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Philosophy en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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