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GOMEZ GUTIERREZ, Susana. ANÁLISIS CONCEPTUAL Y REFLEXIONES SOBRE EL LENGUAJE PSICOLÓGICO EN EL WITTGENSTEIN POSTERIOR AL TRACTATUS. Prax. filos. [online]. 2006, n.23, pp. 81-94. ISSN 0120-4688.
In this essay, 1) I make a presentation of the kind of conceptual analysis that Wittgenstein does in some of his post-Tractatus works. Particularly, I refer to a certain way of proceeding which consists in the description of the different uses of a concept, and which tries to clarify the conditions of functioning of our language to finally solve a certain philosophical problem. 2) I examine some passages from Philosophical Investigations in which Wittgenstein analyses psychological concepts and I point out to certain naturalistic, externalistic and mentalistic interpretations of those passages that I find problematic. 3) I present an interpretation of Wittgenstein's perspective about the existence and nature of psychological states and processes that considers both the kind of analysis done by Wittgenstein and some statements extracted from Investigations and Blue and Brown Books.
Keywords : Conceptual analysis; psychological concepts; mentalism; naturalism; externalism.