Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorHutto, D.
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-14T12:37:33Z
dc.date.available2011-06-14T12:37:33Z
dc.date.issued1996
dc.identifier.citationHutto , D 1996 , Was the later Wittgenstein a transcendental idealist? in Current Issues in Idealism . Continuum , pp. 121-153 .
dc.identifier.isbn978-1855064348
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 187836
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: b9c1f2cf-5b79-48f3-aa2c-8d8596c648f9
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/5976
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/5976
dc.descriptionFull text of this chapter is not available in the UHRA
dc.description.abstractIn his paper "Wittgenstein and Idealism" Professor 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 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. I argue that even if we accept Williams' interpretation of Wittgenstein it does not follow that the latter sponsored any form of transcendental idealism. I make this case in several stages and on two different platforms. Firstly, I give a brief description of the underlying basis of Williams' interpretation. Secondly, I defend the general thrust of it against a critique which issued from Malcolm. Finally, I argue that the views ascribed to Wittgenstein by Williams do not make him into a transcendental idealist. On the one hand, this case is made by showing that there is a non-trivial resemblance between Williams' Wittgenstein and Donald Davidson who is a self-styled realist. On the other hand, I set out exegetical reasons for thinking that if the continuity that Williams sees between the Tractatus and the later writings actually exists then it provides reason in itself not to regard Wittgenstein as an idealist.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherContinuum
dc.relation.ispartofCurrent Issues in Idealism
dc.titleWas the later Wittgenstein a transcendental idealist?en
dc.contributor.institutionPhilosophy
rioxxterms.typeOther
herts.preservation.rarelyaccessedtrue
herts.rights.accesstyperestrictedAccess


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record