Understanding Wittgenstein's on Certainty

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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