Continuing our discussion from part one of On Certainty (1951), we do some close reading of the text. How does he actually respond to Moore’s argument about his hand? How does he extend his account to talk about mathematical and scientific statements? Is Wittgenstein a pragmatist?
You may want to review our episode on William James’ pragmatist definition of truth.
We mention our U of Texas prof Edwin Allaire, who I see wrote his dissertation on the Tractatus.
We will be delving into this book further with episode 310, especially into the material related to relativism and the philosophy of science, and bringing in a guest to the mix for that as well.