On Being in the World: Wittgenstein and Heidegger on Seeing Aspects (Routledge Revivals)

December 5, 2020
On Being in the World: Wittgenstein and Heidegger on Seeing Aspects (Routledge Revivals)

First published in 1990 by Routledge & Kegan Paul LtdOn Being in the World, first published in 1990,illumines a neglected but important area of Wittgenstein'sphilosophy, revealing its pertinence to the central concerns ofcontemporary analytic philosophy.The starting point is the idea of 'continuous aspectperception', which connects Wittgenstein's treatment of certainissues relating to aesthetics with fundamental questions in thephilosophy of psychology. Professor Mulhall indicates parallelsbetween Wittgenstein's interests and Heidegger's Being andTime, demonstrating that Wittgenstein's investigation ofaspect perception is designed to cast light on much more than abizarre type of visual experience: in reality, it highlights whatis distinctively human about our behaviour in relation tothings in the world, what it is that distinguishes our practicalactivity from that of automata.On Being in the World remains an invaluable resourcefor students of Wittgenstein's philosophy, as well as anyoneinterested in negotiating the division between analytic andcontinental philosophy.