Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Wittgenstein and "On Certainty".pdf
Ludwig Wittgenstein is arguably he most important philosopher of the twentieth-century. In On Certainty he discusses central issues in epistemology concerning the nature of knowledge and sceptism. The Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Wittgenstein and On Certainty introduces and assesses: Wittgenstein's life and the background to his early philosophy the central ideas and text of On Certainty, including its links with the arguments of G.E.Moore and its discussion of some fundamental issues in the theory of knowledge Wittgenstein's continuing importance and influence on contemporary philosophy. This Guidebook is essential reading for all students of Wittgenstein as well as those studying epistemology and philosophy of language.
University of Durham, UK
1. Wittgenstein's philosophical development 2. Enduring Wittgensteinian motifs in On Certainty 3. Reading On Certainty: text and work 4. Synopsis of On Certainty 5. Moorean common sense 6. Wittgenstein's account of Moorean propositions 7. Wittgenstein's idea of a "world-picture" 8. On Certainty in the context of 20th century epistemology 9. Moore's "proof of an external world" 10. Responses to scepticism: arguments against moore 11. Responses to scepticism: arguments against the sceptic 12. Interpreting On Certainty 13. Wittgensteinian Kantianism versus Wittgensteinan naturalism 14. Influence and implications. Index