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Wittgensteinian Values: Philosophy, Religious Belief and Descriptivist Methodology
Philosophy, Religious Belief and Descriptivist Methodology



ISBN 9781138716339
Published November 4, 2019 by Routledge
142 Pages

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This title was first published in 2001. This work examines the self-renouncing dimension which Wittgensteinian philosophy subscribes to ethico-religious ideals. "Wittensteinian values" are explored through a range of literary and cultural illustrations from Wittgenstein's own European milieu. The book also highlights an alternative model of self-renouncing faith, which has methodological implications for how a Wittgensteinian descriptivist approach should be carried out. Wittgensteinian assumptions about the nature of self-renunciation, the religious believer's orientation to the world and the place of the metaphysical in religion are among some of the elements that need to be reappraised.

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Emyr Vaughan Thomas