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Understanding Wittgenstein's On Certainty - Daniele Moyal-Sharrock

Understanding Wittgenstein's On Certainty

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This title sheds light on Wittgenstein?s third masterpiece: ?On Certainty?. It clarifies his ultimate thoughts on basic beliefs and his rebuttal of scepticism. Disentangling the apparent knots in the work, Moyal-Sharrock elucidates Wittgenstein?s rejection of the traditional view of basic beliefs as basic ?prepositions?, and his account of our foundational certainties as nonepistemic, ?nonpropositional? attitudes that, as such, have no verbal occurrence but manifest themselves exclusively in our actions. This ?logical pragmatism? is seen as dissolving the logical incommensurability between belief and action.

List of Chartsp. viii
Abbreviations of Works by Wittgensteinp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Objective Certainty versus Knowledgep. 13
The Nonpropositionality of Some `Propositions'p. 33
Objective Certainty and Objective Certaintiesp. 52
The Features of Hingesp. 72
Types and Origins of Hingesp. 100
Linguistic and Personal Hingesp. 117
Local and Universal Hingesp. 136
Objective Certainty versus Scepticismp. 157
Certainty as Trust: Belief as a Nonpropositional Attitudep. 181
Conclusion: No Gap to Mindp. 202
Notesp. 207
Referencesp. 235
Indexp. 243
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ISBN: 9781403921758
ISBN-10: 140392175X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 19th April 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1