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Wittgenstein at his word

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This ambitious book attempts to do just what it

    says on the tin: rather than offering an

    assessment for or against Wittgenstein’s philosophy it sets out to ‘‘say what Wittgenstein

    means’’. The author talks of ‘‘settling’’ for

    interpretation, but is also aware of the enormous controversy between scholars over which

    readings or approaches are to be preferred.

    Duncan Richter hopes to navigate this treacherous terrain by sticking close to what

    Wittgenstein says about his methodology

    (hence taking him at his word) while at the

    same time attending to how his approach

    manifests itself, not only in what he wrote

    about it but also in what and how he wrote on

    various topics––and, indeed, in what he

    did not write on issues of philosophical and personal

    importance, such as ethics and religion.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Hutto, D. (2008). Wittgenstein at his word. The European Legacy: toward new paradigms, 12 (7), 905-906.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/780

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 905

End Page


  • 906

Volume


  • 12

Issue


  • 7

Abstract


  • This ambitious book attempts to do just what it

    says on the tin: rather than offering an

    assessment for or against Wittgenstein’s philosophy it sets out to ‘‘say what Wittgenstein

    means’’. The author talks of ‘‘settling’’ for

    interpretation, but is also aware of the enormous controversy between scholars over which

    readings or approaches are to be preferred.

    Duncan Richter hopes to navigate this treacherous terrain by sticking close to what

    Wittgenstein says about his methodology

    (hence taking him at his word) while at the

    same time attending to how his approach

    manifests itself, not only in what he wrote

    about it but also in what and how he wrote on

    various topics––and, indeed, in what he

    did not write on issues of philosophical and personal

    importance, such as ethics and religion.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Hutto, D. (2008). Wittgenstein at his word. The European Legacy: toward new paradigms, 12 (7), 905-906.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/780

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 905

End Page


  • 906

Volume


  • 12

Issue


  • 7