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Wittgenstein's Irrealism

Simon Blackburn

in Practical Tortoise Raising

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780199548057
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191594953 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548057.003.0012
Wittgenstein's Irrealism

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Many writers have associated Wittgenstein with a ‘wet blanket’ opposition to philosophical theorising. This chapter shows that his practice belies this and details his own efforts to gain a ‘perspicuous representation’ of different areas of thought by the same kind of means that expressivists and pragmatists adopt.

Keywords: Wittgenstein; mathematics; modality; pluralism; redundancy; truth; perspicuous representation

Chapter.  8159 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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