1st Edition

Wittgenstein: A Religious Point Of View?

By Norman Malcolm, Peter Winch Copyright 1997
    156 Pages
    by Routledge

    152 Pages
    by Routledge

    Ludwig Wittgenstein once said: 'I am not a religious man, but I cannot help seeing every problem from a religious point of view.' This study, the last work of the distinguished philosopher Norman Malcolm, is a discussion of what Wittgenstein may have meant by this and its significance for philosophy. The book concludes with a critical discussion of Malcolm's essay by Peter Winch.

    Preface. Introduction. 1.A Religious Man? 2.The Search for Explanation 3.The Essence of Language 4.Underlying Mechanisms 5.Failed Explanations 6.The Limit of Explanation 7.Four Analogies Bibliography Discussion of Malcolm's Essay by Peter Winch Index.


    Norman Malcolm, Peter Winch

    'The whole volume stands as a moving tribute to a fruitful intellectual friendship.' - Times Higher Education Supplement

    'A valuable and insightful debate on the motivations and directions underlying Wittgenstein's thought, and a welcome and needed addition to Wittgensteinian commentary.' - Choice