On Certainty

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HarperCollins, Sep 6, 1972 - Philosophy - 192 pages
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Written over the last 18 months of his life and inspired by his interest in G. E. Moore's defense of common sense, this much discussed volume collects Wittgenstein's reflections on knowledge and certainty, on what it is to know a proposition for sure.

  

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Wittgenstein's On Certainty was written as a response to GE Moore's 1939 paper, “Proof of an External World.” In this paper, Moore applies what is known as the Moorean shift from modus ponens (if A ... Read full review

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User Review  - David F. - Goodreads

Wittgenstein's On Certainty was written as a response to GE Moore's 1939 paper, “Proof of an External World.” In this paper, Moore applies what is known as the Moorean shift from modus ponens (if A ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
15
Section 2
16
Section 3
17
Section 4
40
Section 5
41
Section 6
42
Section 7
49
Section 8
49
Section 14
68
Section 15
69
Section 16
69
Section 17
70
Section 18
72
Section 19
79
Section 20
85
Section 21
86

Section 9
53
Section 10
54
Section 11
59
Section 12
65
Section 13
68
Section 22
87
Section 23
87
Section 24
88
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Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was born in Austria and studied at Cambridge under Bertrand Russell. He volunteered to serve in the Austrian army at the outbreak of World War I, and in 1918 was captured and sent to a prison camp in Italy, where he finished his masterpiece, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, one of the most important philosophical works of all time. After the war Wittgenstein eventually returned to Cambridge to teach.

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