This volume of new essays explores the relationship between the thought of Wittgenstein and the key figures of phenomenology: Husserl, Heidegger, Levinas, Merleau-Ponty and Sartre. It is the first book to provide an overview of how Wittgenstein’s philosophy in its different phases, including his own so-called phenomenological phase, relates to the variety of phenomenological approaches developed in continental Europe. In so doing, the volume seeks to throw light on both sides of the comparison, and to clarify more broadly the relations between analytic and phenomenological philosophy. However, rather than treating the interpretation of either phenomenological philosophy or Wittgenstein as an already settled issue, several chapters in the volume examine and question received views regarding them, and develop alternatives to such views. Wittgenstein and Phenomenology will be of interest to scholars working in philosophical methodology and metaphilosophy, the philosophy of mind, philosophy of language and logic, and ethics.

chapter |21 pages


chapter 1|25 pages

Phenomenology in Grammar

Explicitation-Verificationism, Arbitrariness, and the Vienna Circle

chapter 4|23 pages

Heidegger and Wittgenstein

The Notion of a Fundamental Question and the Possibility of a Genuinely Philosophical Logic

chapter 6|20 pages

Pain and Space

The Middle Wittgenstein, the Early Merleau-Ponty

chapter 8|21 pages

Can There Be a Logic of Grief?

Why Wittgenstein and Merleau-Ponty Say ‘Yes’