David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
In D. Moyal-Sharrock (ed.), The Third Wittgenstein. Ashgate (2004)
In his contribution to this volume, Avrum Stroll makes the assertion that there is ‘a feature of [Wittgenstein's] later philosophy that occurs only in On Certainty. This is a unique form of foundationalism that is neither doxastic nor non-doxastic' (Stroll, this volume, p. 2). He also holds that Wittgenstein’s increased attention to metaphorical language in explicating this foundationalism is yet another feature that sets it apart from the rest of his corpus. I raise doubts about appealing to either of these aspects as a rationale for identifying a third Wittgenstein. I argue that Wittgenstein's commitment to foundationalism – to the extent we should recognise it at all – and his concern with the non-literal are not unprecedented; they are present in his earliest writings.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Duncan Richter (2001). Wittgensteinian Foundationalism. Erkenntnis 55 (3):349–358.
Robert Greenleaf Brice (2009). Recognizing Targets: Wittgenstein's Exploration of a New Kind of Foundationalism in on Certainty. Philosophical Investigations 32 (1):1-22.
Avrum Stroll (1984). Some Different Ways That Things Stand Fast for Us. Grazer Philosophische Studien 22:69-89.
Jordan Curnutt (1998). Huang on Wittgenstein on Religious Epistemology. Religious Studies 34 (1):81-89.
Jonathan L. Kvanvig (1986). The Confusion Over Foundationalism. Philosophia 16 (3-4):345-354.
Jonathan L. Kvanvig (1984). What is Wrong with Minimal Foundationalism? Erkenntnis 21 (2):175-184.
Yong Huang (1995). Foundation of Religious Beliefs After Foundationalism: Wittgenstein Between Nielsen and Phillips. Religious Studies 31 (2):251 - 267.
Daniel N. Robinson & Rom Harre (1997). What Makes Language Possible? Ethological Foundationalism in Reid and Wittgenstein. Review of Metaphysics 50:483-498.
Rom Harré & Daniel N. Robinson (1997). What Makes Language Possible? Ethological Foundationalism in Reid and Wittgenstein. Review of Metaphysics 50 (3):483 - 498.
Michael Bergmann (2004). What's NOT Wrong with Foundationalism. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 68 (1):161–165.
Avrum Stroll (1994). Moore and Wittgenstein on Certainty. Oxford University Press.
Avrum Stroll (2009). Wittgenstein and the Dream Hypothesis. Philosophia 37 (4):681-690.
Russell B. Goodman (2002). Wittgenstein and William James. Cambridge University Press.
Rudolf Haller (1988). Justification and Praxeological Foundationalism. Inquiry 31 (3):335 – 345.
Added to index2010-10-12
Total downloads31 ( #53,665 of 1,096,600 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #258,571 of 1,096,600 )
How can I increase my downloads?