By Kathleen L. Slaney Timothy P. Racine

This edited quantity comprises contributions from the world over well known specialists within the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein. It applies his later philosophy to concrete matters referring to the integrity of medical claims in a extensive spectrum of study domain names inside modern psychology.

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If it is a cognitive one, it is called cognitive empathy or affective theory of mind; if it is an affective one, it is called affective empathy. (Engelen and Röttger-Rössler, 2012, p. 5) But here, too, there is no way to avoid reliance on everyday notions. For what understanding of understanding is in play? Here again, psychologists are prepared to acknowledge the serious difficulties in articulating exactly what it means to say that a child – or, indeed, anyone – has an understanding of some or other concept.

In some cases, scientific theories are shown to make no sense. In other cases, scientific theories are shown not to have the sense that they are thought to have. And in yet others, scientific theories are shown not to have the implications that scientists think they have. To bring clarity to the sciences of the mind and to eradicate conceptual confusions in these sciences is a worthy vocation for philosophy. This volume of essays undertakes this task. It is to be hoped that it will set the model for many further such endeavours.

Is defined only as the understanding of the emotional state of the other and not by whether the process of understanding Need for Conceptual Clarification 33 the emotional state is either an affective or a cognitive one. If it is a cognitive one, it is called cognitive empathy or affective theory of mind; if it is an affective one, it is called affective empathy. (Engelen and Röttger-Rössler, 2012, p. 5) But here, too, there is no way to avoid reliance on everyday notions. For what understanding of understanding is in play?

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