Readings of Wittgenstein's On Certainty

Paperback | May 18, 2005

EditorD. Moyal-sharrock

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This is the first collection of papers devoted to Ludwig Wittgenstein's cryptic but brilliant On Certainty. This work, Wittgenstein's last, extends the thinking of his earlier, better known writings, and in so doing, makes the most important contribution to epistemology since Kant's Critique of Pure Reason--a claim the essays in this volume help to demonstrate. The essays have been grouped under four headings, reflecting current approaches to the work: the Framework, Transcendental, Epistemic, and Therapeutic readings.

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This is the first collection of papers devoted to Ludwig Wittgenstein's cryptic but brilliant On Certainty. This work, Wittgenstein's last, extends the thinking of his earlier, better known writings, and in so doing, makes the most important contribution to epistemology since Kant's Critique of Pure Reason--a claim the essays in this v...

DANIÈLE MOYAL-SHARROCK is Lecturer in Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. She has significantly contributed to highlighting the importance of Wittgenstein's later corpus. She is the author of Understanding Wittgenstein's On Certainty (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), and the editor of The Third Wittgenstein: The Post-I...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:May 18, 2005Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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Notes on the Contributors * Introduction * PART I: THE FRAMEWORK READING * Wittgenstein's On Certainty: The Case of the Missing Propositions--D.Z.Phillips * Why On Certainty Matters--A.Stroll * Why Wittgenstein Isn't a Foundationalist--M.Williams * Within a System--J.Schulte * Unravelling Certainty--D.Moyal-Sharrock * PART II: THE TRANSCENDENTAL READING * Wittgenstein and Classical Realism--H.O.Mounce * Wittgenstein's "Kantian Solution"--W.H.Brenner * Wittgenstein, Global Skepticism, and the Primacy of Practice--A.Rudd * PART III: THE EPISTEMIC READING * The Contexts of Knowing--T.Morawetz * Wittgenstein's On Certainty and Contemporary Anti-Scepticism--D.H.Pritchard * "In the beginning was the deed": Wittgenstein on Knowledge and Religion--M.Kober * PART IV: THE THERAPEUTIC READING * On Wittgenstein's Response to Skepticism: The Opening of On Certainty--E.Minar * Wittgenstein and Ethics: A Discussion with Reference to On Certainty--A.Crary * "The First Shall Be Last and the Last Shall Be First...": A New Reading of On Certainty--R.Read * Bibliography * Index