Meaning and Mind, Volume 3 of an Analytical Commentary on the Philosophical Investigations, Part II: Exegesis §§243-247
This third volume of the monumental commentary on Wittgenstein's
covers sections 243-427, which
constitute the heart of the book. Like the previous volumes, it
consists of philosophical essays and exegesis. The thirteen essays
cover all the major themes of this part of Wittgenstein's
masterpiece: the private language arguments, privacy, avowals and
descriptions, private ostensive definition, criteria, minds and
machines, behavior and behaviorism, the self, the inner and the
outer, thinking, consciounesss, and the imagination. The exegesis
clarifies and evaluates Wittgenstein's arguments, drawing
extensively on all the unpublished papers, examining the evolution
of his ideas in manuscript sources and definitively settling many
controversies about the interpretation of the published text.
This commentary, like its predecessors, is indispensable for the
study of Wittgenstein and is essential reading for students of the
philosophy of mind.
A fourth and final volume, entitled Wittgenstein: Mind and
Will will complete the commentary.