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    “We Are Human Beings, and We Value Human Life”: Glock and Diamond on Mental Capacities and Animal Ethics.Mikel Burley - 2020 - Nordic Wittgenstein Review 9.
    How should a philosophical inquiry into the moral status of animals proceed? Many philosophers maintain that by examining the “morally relevant” psychological or physiological capacities possessed by the members of different species, and comparing them with similar capacities possessed by human beings, the moral status of the animals in question can be established. Others contend that such an approach runs into serious moral and conceptual problems, a crucial one being that of how to give a coherent account of the natural (...)
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    Review of Cora Diamond: Reading Wittgenstein with Anscombe, Going on to Ethics. [REVIEW]Lars Hertzberg - 2020 - Nordic Wittgenstein Review 9.
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    Wittgenstein and G. H. Von Wright’s Path to The Varieties of Goodness.Lassi Johannes Jakola - 2020 - Nordic Wittgenstein Review 9.
    The development of G. H. von Wright’s work in ethics is traced from the early 1950s to the publication of The Varieties of Goodness in 1963, with special focus on the influences stemming from Wittgenstein’s later thought. In 1952, von Wright published an essay suggesting a formal analysis of the concept of value. This attempt was soon abandoned. The change of approach took place at the time von Wright started his work on Wittgenstein’s Nachlass and tried to articulate the main (...)
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    Chadbourne Gilpatric and Ludwig Wittgenstein: A Fateful Meeting.Stephen Leach - 2020 - Nordic Wittgenstein Review 9.
    On January 11 1951 Chadbourne Gilpatric met with Wittgenstein to offer him, on behalf of the Rockefeller Foundation, funding for any forthcoming publications. Wittgenstein politely declined the offer as he did not believe his health would permit him to bring any projects to completion. The meeting is referred to in a letter from Wittgenstein to Norman Malcolm and is also recalled by O.K. Bouwsma. Bouwsma learned of it from conversations with Wittgenstein and by Gilpatric. However, it is also recounted in (...)
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    A Biography of a Biography - Friedrich August von Hayek’s Draft Biography of Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Text and Its History, Edited by Christian Erbacher.Jack Manzi - 2020 - Nordic Wittgenstein Review 9.
    Friedrich von Hayek’s Unfinished Draft of a Sketch of a Biography of Ludwig Wittgenstein was the first attempt at the task of assembling a comprehensible picture of the life of his pre-eminent cousin, Ludwig Wittgenstein. As the title might suggest, von Hayek never finished this task, his efforts being stymied by both Wittgenstein’s literary executors and Wittgenstein’s sister, Margaret Stonborough. Here, and for the first time, Christian Erbacher presents the first real publication of this draft, with accompanying commentary, and an (...)
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    Note From the Editors and Prepublication Open Review Information.Simo Säätelä, Gisela Bengtsson, Cato Wittusen & Oskari Kuusela - 2020 - Nordic Wittgenstein Review 9.
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    Wittgenstein on the Constitutive Uncertainty of the Mental.Ben Sorgiovanni - 2020 - Nordic Wittgenstein Review 9.
    The idea that our recognition of others’ mental states is beset, not only by contingent but constitutional uncertainty is one to which Wittgenstein returns throughout his later work. And yet it remains an underexplored component of that work. The primary aim of this paper is to better understand what Wittgenstein means when he describes the mental as constitutively uncertain, and his conception of the kind of knowledge of others' mental lives consistent with it. The secondary aim is to connect Wittgenstein’s (...)
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    Wittgenstein on 'Imaginability' as a Criterion for Logical Possibility.Jasmin Trächtler - 2020 - Nordic Wittgenstein Review 9.
    Throughout his whole work, Wittgenstein seizes on a distinction between logical and physical possibility, and impossibility. Despite this continuity and although, Wittgenstein brings in this distinction in various contexts and from different vantage points, he often solely brushes over it without elaborating in detail. In the so-called Big Typescript, however, he dedicates himself not only to the distinction between logical and physical possibility but also to the distinction between logical possibility and impossibility in particular investigations. In the course of these (...)
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    Review of New Essays on Frege, Edited by G. Bengtsson, A. Pichler, and S. Säätelä. [REVIEW]Wim Vanrie - 2020 - Nordic Wittgenstein Review 9:247-253.
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    Wittgenstein’s Critique of the Additive Conception of Language.James F. Conant - 2020 - Nordic Wittgenstein Review 9.
    This paper argues that Wittgenstein, both early and late, rejects the idea that the logically simpler and more fundamental case is that of "the mere sign" and that what a meaningful symbol is can be explained through the elaboration of an appropriately supplemented conception of the sign: the sign plus something. Rather the sign, in the logically fundamental case of its mode of occurrence, is an internal aspect of the symbol. The Tractatus puts this point as follows: “The sign is (...)
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    Winds of Change: The Later Wittgenstein’s Conception of the Dynamics of Change.Cecilie Eriksen - 2020 - Nordic Wittgenstein Review 9.
    The theme of change is one of the most prominent traits of Wittgenstein’s later work, and his writings have inspired many contemporary thinkers’ discussions of changes in e.g. concepts, ‘aspect-seeing’, practices, worldviews, and forms of life. However, Wittgenstein’s conception of the dynamics of change has not been investigated in its own right. The aim of this paper is to investigate which understanding of the dynamics of changes can be found in the later Wittgenstein’s work. I will argue that what emerges (...)
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    Wittgenstein's Forms of Life: A Tool of Perspicuous Representation.Olli Lagerspetz - 2020 - Nordic Wittgenstein Review 9.
    The focus is on two texts by Wittgenstein where ‘forms of life’ constitute the pivot of an extended argument: ‘Cause and Effect’ and the discussion of colour concepts in ‘Remarks on the Philosophy of Psychology’. The author argues that forms of life are above all Wittgenstein's response to the question what it is to analyse a concept. The remark that forms of life are ‘given’ and must be ‘accepted’ is a natural corollary of Wittgenstein’s antireductionism and his idea of philosophy (...)
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    Language, Ethics and "The Merits of Being Involved in Meaning". Review of Maria Balaska: Wittgenstein and Lacan at the Limit: Meaning and Astonishment.Paul Livingston - 2020 - Nordic Wittgenstein Review 9.
    Working through Balaska’s deeply perceptive, elegantly written, and profoundly honest book, Wittgenstein and Lacan at the Limit, a reader steeped in the recent academic literature about either or both of its main figures may come to feel herself placed at what is, itself, a certain kind of limit. The limit I mean is the limit of a familiar type of theoretical discourse about the constitution and structure of language and subjectivity as Wittgenstein and Lacan treat them: it includes the discourses (...)
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    Open Review Information.Simo Säätelä - 2020 - Nordic Wittgenstein Review 9.
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    Note From the Editors.Simo Säätelä, Gisela Bengtsson, Cato Wittusen & Oskari Kuusela - 2020 - Nordic Wittgenstein Review 9.
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