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Concluding our discussion of On Certainty, with guest Chris Heath. Listen to part one first.
We spend more time with quotes from the book and try once again to figure out what Wittgenstein's philosophy of science is. We finally fill out Wes' take on conspiracy theories and how they relate to this text. How do people actually get convinced to change their minds about their fundamental beliefs?
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Matt Kuenning says
Hey I’m glad I found this podcast. I appreciate your decision to read Moore carefully as preparation for understanding On Certainty. I don’t agree with your assessment of On Certainty as a response to skepticism, or a diagnosis of skepticism. But I would like to re-listen all of the Moore / Wittgenstein podcasts before talking about it. I will just recommend if you are interested in epistemology and skepticism you should take a look at Barry Stroud’s The Significance of Philosophical Skepticism. There is a very good chapter on Moore, and although there is not a chapter on On Certainty, there is a chapter on J.L. Austin, which is adjacent to some of the ideas in On Certainty.
Congratulations on a great set of podcasts and I’m looking forward to engaging further.