Wittgenstein's philosophy in psychology : interpretations and applications in historical context / Gavin Brent Sullivan.

Author
Sullivan, Gavin Brent [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • London, United Kingdom : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
  • ©2017
Description
xxvi, 415 pages ; 22 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951 [Browse]
Series
Palgrave studies in the theory and history of psychology [More in this series]
Summary note
This book highlights the importance of Ludwig Wittgenstein's writings on psychology and psychological phenomena for the historical development of contemporary psychology. It presents an insightful assessment of the philosopher's work, particularly his later writings, which draws on key interpretations hat have informed our understanding of metapsychological and psychological issues. 'Wittgenstein's Philosophy in Psychology' engages with both critics and followers of the philosopher's work to demonstrate its enduring relevance to psychology today. Sullivan presents a novel examination of Wittgenstein's later writings by providing historical detail about the uptake, understanding and use of Wittgenstein's remarks and method in psychology, examining persistent sources of conceptual confusion and showing how to apply his insights in investigations of collectives, social life, emotions, subjectivity, and development.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-394) and index.
ISBN
  • 1137456906
  • 9781137456908
LCCN
2017955476
OCLC
994842346
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