Graduate studies at Western
Palgrave Macmillan (2004)
|Abstract||This radical reading of Wittgenstein's third and last masterpiece, On Certainty, has major implications for philosophy. It elucidates Wittgenstein's ultimate thoughts on the nature of our basic beliefs and his demystification of scepticism. Our basic certainties are shown to be nonepistemic, nonpropositional attitudes that, as such, have no verbal occurrence but manifest themselves exclusively in our actions. This fundamental certainty is a belief-in, a primitive confidence or ur-trust whose practical nature bridges the hitherto unresolved categorial gap between belief and action.|
|Keywords||Certainty belief-in trust Wittgenstein basic beliefs scepticism 'hinge propositions' 'third Wittgenstein'|
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|Call number||B3376.W563.U365 2004|
|ISBN(s)||9781403921758 140392175X 1403944490|
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