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If the sceptic is right and there is no such thing as certainty, then there can be no such thing as a proof to the contrary, and it would be fruitless to attempt to find one. But why should this be so? The matter is complex and turns on ...

Author: Avrum Stroll

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195359135

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Ludwig Wittgenstein's On Certainty was finished just before his death in 1951 and is a running commentary on three of G.E. Moore's greatest epistemological papers. In the early 1930s, Moore had written a lengthy commentary on Wittgenstein, anticipating some of the issues Wittgenstein would discuss in On Certainty. The philosophical relationship between these two great philosophers and their overlapping, but nevertheless differing, views is the subject of this book. Both defended the existence of certainty and thus opposed any form of skepticism. However, their defenses and conceptions of certainty differed widely, as did their understanding of the nature of skepticism and how best to combat it. Stroll's book contains a careful and critical analysis of their differing approaches to a set of fundamental epistemological problems.
1994-02-03 By Avrum Stroll

There is no explicit answer in On Certainty . The best I can do is to propose a conjecture . My conjecture is that something that could be called ' scepticism ' emerges from Wittgenstein's reflections in On Certainty .

Author: Stuart Shanker

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415149150

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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Wittgenstein scholarship has continued to grow at a pace few could have anticipated - a testament both to the fertility of his thought and to the thriving state of contemporary philosophy. In response to this ever-growing interest in the field, we are delighted to announce the publication of a second series of critical assessments on Wittgenstein, emphasising both the breadth and depth of contemporary Wittgenstein research.As well as papers on the nature and method of Wittgenstein's philosophy, this second collection also relates to a broader range of topics, including psychology, politics, art, music and culture.
2002 By Stuart Shanker

... 13–14, 15 readings of On Certainty, see epistemic readings of On Certainty; foundational: readings of On Certainty; framework: readings of On Certainty; grammatical: readings of On Certainty; ineffabilist: readings of On Certainty; ...

Author: D. Moyal-Sharrock

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230505346

Category: Philosophy

Page: 334

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This is the first collection of papers devoted to Ludwig Wittgenstein's cryptic but brilliant, On Certainty . This work, Wittgenstein's last, extends the thinking of his earlier, better known writings, and in so doing, makes the most important contribution to epistemology since Kant's Critique of Pure Reason - a claim the essays in this volume help to demonstrate. The essays have been grouped under four headings, reflecting current approaches to the work: the Framework, Transcendental, Epistemic, and Therapeutic readings.
2005-05-18 By D. Moyal-Sharrock

Chapter One ON CERTAINTY People—even philosophers—are often confused about certainty. All too often they overlook the vast gulf of difference that obtains between saying “I am certain” and “It is certain.” “It is certain” is a matter of ...

Author: Nicholas Rescher

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110319774

Category: Philosophy

Page: 94

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On Certainty continues Rescher’s longstanding practice of publishing occasional studies that form part of a wider program of investigation of the scope and limits of rational inquiry in the pursuit of understanding. And pragmatism forms a subtextual Leitmotiv of these essays, seeing that the linking idea at work throughout is that knowledge is a tool for the management of our theoretical and practical affairs, and that what we ask of it is serviceability for the uses we have in view.
2013-05-02 By Nicholas Rescher

A Discussion of Wittgenstein's Notes 'On Certainty' Carolyn Wilde. UC SANTA CRUZ " 3 2106 00561 6120 0335 052134.

Author: Carolyn Wilde


ISBN: UCSC:32106005616120

Category: Certainty

Page: 95

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1977 By Carolyn Wilde

On Moral Certainty, Justification and Practice: A Wittgensteinian Perspective. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Kober, Michael. 1997. On Epistemic and Moral Certainty: A Wittgensteinian Approach. International Journal of Philosophical ...

Author: Neil O'Hara

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319754444

Category: Philosophy

Page: 203

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What lies at the foundation of our moral beliefs? If we dig down far enough do we find that our moral values have no ground at all to stand on, and so are apt to collapse upon serious philosophical investigation? This book seeks to answer these and related questions by positing an indubitable foundation for our moral beliefs – they arise from the phenomenon of ‘primary recognition’, and are fundamentally shaped by ‘basic moral certainties’. Drawing on philosophers such as Ludwig Wittgenstein and Knud Ejler Løgstrup, this book draws together insights from both Analytic and Continental philosophy to provide a convincing new picture of our moral foundations. And it does so in a way that eschews moral conservativism and opens the way for a rich understanding of the variety and particularity of our human moral systems, while also keeping a significant place for those moral beliefs that occur universally, across cultures.
2018-03-15 By Neil O'Hara

In the first place, some of the views about knowledge and certainty which find expression in his writings were initially developed by his predecessors in the Royal Society; although his philosophy of science has been examined by ...

Author: Henry G. Leeuwen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401759069

Category: Philosophy

Page: 159

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2013-12-01 By Henry G. Leeuwen

Written over the last 18 months of his life and inspired by his interest in G. E. Moore's defence of common sense, this much discussed volume collects Wittgenstein's reflections on knowledge and certainty, on what it is to know a ...

Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0631169407

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Written over the last 18 months of his life and inspired by his interest in G. E. Moore's defence of common sense, this much discussed volume collects Wittgenstein's reflections on knowledge and certainty, on what it is to know a proposition for sure.
1991-01-08 By Ludwig Wittgenstein

Certainty. We don't have the space for a fully nuanced account of the relationship between Wittgenstein's periodised attempts to understand religion and the account of “hinges” found in On Certainty. I will therefore assume that a case ...

Author: Neil Gascoigne

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030254544

Category: Philosophy

Page: 115

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This book asks whether there any limits to the sorts of religious considerations that can be raised in public debates, and if there are, by whom they are to be identified. Its starting point is the work of Richard Rorty, whose pragmatic pluralism leads him to argue for a politically motivated anticlericalism rather than an epistemologically driven atheism. Rather than defend Rorty’s position directly, Gascoigne argues for an epistemological stance he calls ‘Pragmatist Fideism’. The starting point for this exercise in what Rorty calls ‘Cultural Politics’ is an acknowledgement that one must appeal to both secularists and those with religious commitments. In recent years ‘reformed’ epistemologists have aimed to establish a parity of epistemic esteem between religious and perceptual beliefs by exploiting an analogy in respect of their mutual vulnerability to sceptical challenges. Through an examination of this analogy, and in light of Wittgenstein’s On Certainty, this book argues that understood correctly the ‘parity’ argument in fact lends epistemological support to the argument that religious considerations should not be raised in public debate. The political price paid—paying the price of politics—is worth it: the religious thinker is provided with a good reason for maintaining that their practices and beliefs are not undermined by other forms of religious life.
2019-07-24 By Neil Gascoigne

(5) To the end, however, he remained uneasy: hungering for the kind of truth and certainty that the older philosophers cultivated doubt in order to reach; while conscious that philosophical discourses were largely nonsensical.

Author: Raymond Tallis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230598867

Category: Philosophy

Page: 236

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Raymond Tallis's The Explicit Animal (1991) was a passionate attack on attempts to explain human consciousness in purely biological terms. This ground-breaking book defended the distinctive nature of human consciousness against the misrepresentations of those many philosophers and cognitive scientists who aimed to reduce it to a set of functions understood in evolutionary, neurobiological and computational terms. In his laudatory review in The Times Literary Supplement, Stephen Clark expressed the hope that Tallis would continue his explorations. On the Edge of Certainty does precisely that, investigating and clarifying the implications of the highly original view of human nature discussed in his earlier book, in order to understand the nature of truth, of language, of the mind and of the self.
1999-08-02 By Raymond Tallis