The Influence of Einstein on Wittgenstein's Philosophy

Philosophical Investigations 33 (4):360-379 (2010)
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Carlo Penco
University of Genoa
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On the basis of historical and textual evidence, this paper claims that after his Tractatus, Wittgenstein was actually influenced by Einstein's theory of relativity and, the similarity of Einstein's relativity theory helps to illuminate some aspects of Wittgenstein's work. These claims find support in remarkable quotations where Wittgenstein speaks approvingly of Einstein's relativity theory and in the way these quotations are embedded in Wittgenstein's texts. The profound connection between Wittgenstein and relativity theory concerns not only Wittgenstein's “verificationist” phase , but also Wittgenstein's later philosophy centred on the theme of rule‐following
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9205.2010.01415.x
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