Moore and Wittgenstein on Certainty

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 In this book, Avrum Stroll examines the philosophical relatLudwig 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 In this book, Avrum Stroll examines the philosophical relationship between these two great philosophers and their overlapping but nevertheless differing views Both defended the existence of certainty and thus opposed any form of skepticism However, their defenses and conceptions of certainty diverged widely, as did their understanding of the nature of skepticism and how best to combat it Moore and Wittgenstein on Certainty contains a careful and critical analysis of the two philosophers differing approaches to a set of fundamental epistemological problems Stroll extends their account to current issues in cognitive science and philosophy of mind.
Moore and Wittgenstein on Certainty Ludwig Wittgenstein s On Certainty was finished just before his death in and is a running commentary on three of G E Moore s greatest epistemological papers In the early s Moore had written

  • Title: Moore and Wittgenstein on Certainty
  • Author: Avrum Stroll
  • ISBN: 9780195084887
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. "I said at the beginning of this book that a persuasive case can be made for regarding Wittgenstein as the greatest philosopher of the twentieth century and perhaps as the greatest Western philosopher since Kant. If he had not written On Certainty this assessment would still stand. But for anyone who has carefully worked through this work there can be little doubt about the support it adds to this evaluation. Both its critical and positive achievements are of the highest order. In the former res [...]

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