Maximilian Philipps is a doctoral student at the Chair of Theoretical Philosophy/
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Freitag, Chair of Philosophy I
My dissertation deals with Wittgenstein’s Philosophy of Psychology, which is the focus of his later writings after the Philosophical Investigations. My preliminary thesis is that Wittgenstein’s discussion of psychological terms is motivated primarily by the idea of philosophy as a criticism of language. Therefore, it can be understood in analogy to other parts of Wittgenstein’s work, such as his Philosophy of Mathematics.
I also explore the expressivist tendencies in Wittgenstein’s later philosophy. In particular, I investigate how these fit into the context of his Philosophy of Psychology and whether there are connections to the reoccuring topics of aspect seeing and color perception.