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Wittgenstein and the End of Philosophy: Neither Theory nor Therapy

Book


Abstract


  • What is the true worth of Wittgenstein's contribution to philosophy? Answers to this question are strongly divided. However, most assessments rest on certain popular misreadings of his purpose. This book challenges both "theoretical" and "therapeutic" interpretations. In their place, it seeks to establish that, from beginning to end, Wittgenstein regarded clarification as the true end of philosophy. It argues that, properly understood, his approach exemplifies rather than betrays critical philosophy and provides a viable alternative to other contemporary offerings.

Publication Date


  • 2003

Citation


  • Hutto, D. D. (2003). Wittgenstein and the End of Philosophy: Neither Theory nor Therapy. New York, United States: Palgrave Macmillan.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/793

Abstract


  • What is the true worth of Wittgenstein's contribution to philosophy? Answers to this question are strongly divided. However, most assessments rest on certain popular misreadings of his purpose. This book challenges both "theoretical" and "therapeutic" interpretations. In their place, it seeks to establish that, from beginning to end, Wittgenstein regarded clarification as the true end of philosophy. It argues that, properly understood, his approach exemplifies rather than betrays critical philosophy and provides a viable alternative to other contemporary offerings.

Publication Date


  • 2003

Citation


  • Hutto, D. D. (2003). Wittgenstein and the End of Philosophy: Neither Theory nor Therapy. New York, United States: Palgrave Macmillan.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/793