Joachim Schulte

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  • Stilfragen
    Grazer Philosophische Studien 33 (1): 143-156. 1989.
    Anhand eines Vergleichs mit den Stilbegriffen Spenglers und Goethes lassen sich in Wittgensteins Schriften wenigstens drei Bedeutungen des Wortes "Stil" auseinanderhalten: (1) Stil im Sinne einer individuellen, persönlichen Eigenart; (2) Stil im Sinnes des Geistes einer Kultur oder Epoche; (3) Stil im Sinne einer zeit- oder kulturtypischen Ausdrucksform, die zwar prägend, aber nicht zwingend verbindlich ist. Eine Erörterung des Stils in den Bedeutungen (2) und (3) zeigt, inwieweit dieser Begriff…Read more
  •  144
    In this book, translated from the German by the author, Joachim Schulte uses the discussions of psychological concepts in Wittgenstein's late manuscripts as a basis of reconstructing the central arguments and ideas developed by Wittgenstein during that period. This reconstruction yields valuable insights not only in the philosophy of psychology, but also in aesthetics and the theory of meaning.
  • Einheitswissenschaft
    with Brian Mcguinness and Rainer Hegselmann
    . 1992.
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    One way of identifying the beginning of the Investigations is by deciding to regard remark 1, and hence neither the motto nor the Preface but the famous quotation from Augustine, as the real starting point of Wittgenstein’s reflections as developed in this book. One point implicit in this decision is that the notion of a language-game is placed in the foreground of Wittgenstein’s discussion. In a way, the language-game of the builders is Wittgenstein’s paradigm of a language-game – but why is it…Read more
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    Philosophische Superlative und die Maschine als Symbol
    Wittgenstein-Studien 12 (1): 1-36. 2021.
    Philosophical Superlatives: Machines as Symbols. – In this paper, my chief aim is to present a close reading of parts of a central sequence of remarks from Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations (191 – 197, cf. Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics, I, 121 – 130). The apparent theme of this sequence is the idea of a ‘machine as a symbol of its mode of operation’. Obviously, this idea requires a good deal of clarification, and the present paper attempts to elucidate relevant passages whi…Read more
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    “Engelmann Told Me…”: On the Aesthetic Relevance of a Certain Remark by Wittgenstein
    Estetika: The European Journal of Aesthetics 57 (1): 15-27. 2020.
    This paper is an attempt at bringing out various aesthetically relevant points alluded to by Wittgenstein in what I call ‘the Engelmann remark’ – a longish manuscript remark written by Wittgenstein in 1930 and painstakingly discussed by Michael Fried in the context of elucidating what is strikingly new in the work of a photographer like Jeff Wall. One part of this paper is dedicated to summarizing and briefly examining the account given by Fried while another part is meant to clarify some of Wit…Read more
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    Wittgenstein: an Introduction
    with L. F. S., W. H. Brenner, and J. F. Holley
    Philosophical Quarterly 46 (183): 281. 1996.
    Joachim Schulte’s introduction provides a distinctive and masterful account of the full range of Wittgenstein’s thought. It is concise but not compressed, substantive but not overloaded with developmental or technical detail, informed by the latest scholarship but not pedantic. Beginners will find it accessible and seasoned students of Wittgenstein will appreciate it for the illuminating overview it provides
  • Zum Harmonie-Kapitel der „Philosophischen Untersuchungen“
    Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 52 (3): 389. 2004.
  • Wittgenstein on emotion
    In Ylva Gustafsson, Camilla Kronqvist & Michael McEachrane (eds.), Emotions and Understanding: Wittgensteinian Perspectives, Palgrave-macmillan. pp. 27. 2009.
  • Logisch-Philosophische Abhandlung Kritische Edition = Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
    with Ludwig Wittgenstein and Brian Mcguinness
    . 1989.
  • Ethics and the Will Essays
    with Friedrich Waismann, Brian Mcguinness, Moritz Schlick, and Y. Shechter
    . 1994.
  • Wittgenstein-Our Untimely Contemporary
    Acta Philosophica Fennica 77 59. 2005.
  • Wittgenstein and the Vienna Circle
    with Friedrich Waismann and Brian Mcguinness
    Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 42 (1): 166-166. 1980.
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    Wittgenstein-Studien 1 (2). 1994.
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    Wittgenstein's last work, On Certainty , is widely regarded as his third masterpiece of philosophy and one of his most enigmatic writings. On Certainty explores the ways in which claims of indisputable knowledge are expressed, and how language forms the basis of such claims. On Certainty has largely been read as representing a break with Wittgenstein's previous thinking, but this study places these ideas firmly in the development of his thought since the 1930s. Wittgenstein on Certainty and Doub…Read more
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    The pneumatic conception of thought
    Grazer Philosophische Studien 71 (1): 39-55. 2006.
    This paper is an attempt at presenting a convincing reading of the first sentences of PI § 109, especially of its third sentence. There Wittgenstein mentions what he calls "the pneumatic conception of thought", which by Miss Anscombe is translated as "the conception of thought as a gaseous medium". By comparing the relevant sentences with their sources in Wittgenstein's manuscripts and additional parallels it is found that Anscombe's rendering is liable to be misleading. Wittgenstein's notion of…Read more
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    World-picture and mythology
    Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 31 (3). 1988.
    Partly by way of contrast with a conception described by Kleist, Wittgenstein's notions of world?picture and mythology are explained and three types of statement playing a particularly important role with respect to our world?picture or pictures distinguished. Problems concerning sentences which contain normative elements are discussed and a test for what to count as a statement giving information about our world?picture is proposed. A mythology in Wittgenstein's sense is characterized as a stru…Read more
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    The Happy Man
    Grazer Philosophische Studien 42 (1): 3-21. 1992.
    The question of who or what the happy man mentioned in Wittgenstein's Tractatus really is leads to a discussion of connected issues, e.g. the question of the Schopenhauerian origins of certain key notions of Wittgenstein's early philosophy, the import of the concept of a world-soul (with its Goethian overtones), the topic of solipsism, and the puzzling question of what is involved in the self's identification with the world.