Wittgenstein Study Guide

Wittgenstein Study Guide - The opening of Wittgenstein's...

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The opening of Wittgenstein’s later work, Philosophical Investigations , begins  an argument that he pursues later.   He challenges the traditional philosophical  view that we can have ___order__ and certainty within    ___mind___ before we  venture forth into the physical world. [p. 281] What is the hidden contradiction in the solipsist’s view? The person (I) is identifiable only in the objects that are presented to it, but the  objects are only identified by the person, this is circular reasoning. What is the therapeutic approach to philosophy? Identifying the forces behind a metaphysical claim and tracing them back to  their origin in familiar features of our use of the word “I”. What did Wittgenstein’s Cartesian opponents believe, and what did he try to  show in order to undermine their position? [284] They believed that the foundations of empirical knowledge and of the language 
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