Book Section #64152

Kuusela, Oskari (2017) UNSPECIFIED In: UNSPECIFIED De Gruyter, pp. 333-348. ISBN 978-3-11-054041-3

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    Abstract

    Wittgenstein compares philosophical explanations with explanations in aesthetics and ethics. According to him, the similarity between aesthetics and philosophy “reaches very far”, and as I aim to show, the comparison can be used to elucidate certain characteristic features of Wittgenstein’s philosophical approach. In particular, it can explain how his approach differs from metaphysical philosophy as well as clarifying the sense in which there are no theses or theories in philosophy, as Wittgenstein conceives it. In the last section of the essay, I examine certain consequences of Wittgenstein’s view, including the lack of conclusive arguments in philosophy. Rather than implying that philosophy falls short of its rational aspirations, I argue, Wittgenstein’s explanation of why there are (sometimes) no conclusive arguments in philosophy can help us to see in the right light the lack of agreement in philosophy, as well as explaining why this is not a defect.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Date of acceptance: 15/11/2016
    Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
    University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Philosophy of Language and Early Analytic Philosophy
    University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Wittgenstein and the Wittgensteinian tradition
    University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Philosophy
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    Depositing User: Pure Connector
    Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2017 06:06
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2018 01:21
    URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/64152
    DOI: 10.1515/9783110540413-024

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