A compelling new approach to the problem that has haunted twentieth century philosophy in both its analytical and continental shapes. No other book addresses as thoroughly the parallels between Wittgenstein and leading Continental philosophers such as Levinas, Husserl, and Heidegger.

chapter |9 pages


chapter 1|18 pages

Exposing the conjuring trick

chapter 2|17 pages

Catching reality in one’s net

chapter 3|18 pages

Being some body

chapter 4|20 pages

Externalism, realism, and Wittgenstein

chapter 5|20 pages

The opposite of solipsism

chapter 7|21 pages

The play of expression

chapter 8|17 pages

Responding to faces

chapter 9|4 pages

Concluding remarks