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D. H. Lawrence and the Truth of Literature
We first clarify that what Lawrence means by truth is moral truth, and that the novel is for him the best vehicle to communicate with the “subtle interrelatedness” without which morality is merely moralism. We then examine ...
From Deed to Word: gapless and kink-free Enactivism
In their most recent book, Evolving Enactivism: Basic Minds Meet Content (MIT 2017), Dan Hutto and Eric Myin claim to give a complete and gapless naturalistic account of cognition, but it comes with a kink. The kink being ...
Wittgenstein in the 21st Century
The Myth of the Quietist Wittgenstein
This paper seeks to extricate Wittgenstein from the quietist and reductively therapeutic image that has overshadowed him, by showing in what ways he was an interventionist philosopher both within philosophy and for the ...
Fighting Relativism: Wittgenstein and Kuhn
(Walter de Gruyter, 2017-03)
As Ilham Dilman puts it: 'language is the source of the system we find in nature'. There is no conception of reality independent of language. There are at least three problems with this – Kuhn's and Wittgenstein's – way ...
Too Cavellian a Wittgenstein : Wittgenstein's Certainty, Cavell's Scepticism
(Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017-01-26)
My aim in this chapter is to show that Cavell's modernist Wittgenstein is too Cavellian. Wittgenstein's philosophy is not – as Cavell claims it is – permeated with (1) a nostalgia for metaphysics; (2) a dissatisfaction ...
Knowledge and Certainty
(John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, 2017-01-17)
In On Certainty, Wittgenstein subverts the traditional picture of basic beliefs. They are not indubitable or self-justified propositions, but animal certainties. With the word 'animal', he does not mean to reduce these ...
Universal Grammar: Wittgenstein versus Chomsky
The motivations for the claim that language is innate are, for many, quite straightforward. The innateness of language is seen as the only way to solve the so-called 'logical problem of language acquisition': the mismatch ...
(John Wiley & Sons, 2016-10-31)
Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951) is one of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century. He is best known for Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, Philosophical Investigations, and On Certainty. Wittgenstein's philosophy covers ...
The Animal in Epistemology : Wittgenstein's Enactivist Solution to the Problem of Regress
In this paper I briefly summarize the nature of Wittgenstein's 'hinge certainties', showing how they radically differ from traditional basic beliefs in their being nonepistemic, grammatical, nonpropositional and enacted. ...