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Was the later Wittgenstein a transcendental idealist?

Chapter


Abstract


  • In his paper 'Wittgenstein and Idealism' Professor

    Bernard Williams proposed a 'model' for reading

    Wittgenstein's later philosophy which he claimed

    exposed its transcendental idealist character. By this he

    roughly meant that Wittgenstein's later position was

    idealistic to the extent that it disallowed the possibility

    of there being any independent reality that was not

    contaminated by our view of things. And he thought it

    was transcendental in the sense that 'our view of things'

    is not something that we can explain or can locate in

    the world.

Publication Date


  • 1996

Citation


  • Hutto, D. D. (1996). Was the later Wittgenstein a transcendental idealist?. In P. Coates & D. Hutto (Eds.), Current issues in idealism (pp. 121-153). Bristol, United Kingdom: Thoemmes Press.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 10


  • 1855064340

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/787

Book Title


  • Current issues in idealism

Start Page


  • 121

End Page


  • 153

Place Of Publication


  • Bristol, United Kingdom

Abstract


  • In his paper 'Wittgenstein and Idealism' Professor

    Bernard Williams proposed a 'model' for reading

    Wittgenstein's later philosophy which he claimed

    exposed its transcendental idealist character. By this he

    roughly meant that Wittgenstein's later position was

    idealistic to the extent that it disallowed the possibility

    of there being any independent reality that was not

    contaminated by our view of things. And he thought it

    was transcendental in the sense that 'our view of things'

    is not something that we can explain or can locate in

    the world.

Publication Date


  • 1996

Citation


  • Hutto, D. D. (1996). Was the later Wittgenstein a transcendental idealist?. In P. Coates & D. Hutto (Eds.), Current issues in idealism (pp. 121-153). Bristol, United Kingdom: Thoemmes Press.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 10


  • 1855064340

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/787

Book Title


  • Current issues in idealism

Start Page


  • 121

End Page


  • 153

Place Of Publication


  • Bristol, United Kingdom