Wittgenstein and the end of philosophy: Neither theory nor therapy

D. Hutto

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What is the ultimate value of Wittgenstein's input to philosophy? Opinions on this are strongly divided. However, most assessments rest on certain popular misreadings of his purpose. This book challenges both "theoretical" and "therapeutic" interpretations. In their place, it seeks to establish that, from beginning to end, Wittgenstein regarded clarification as the true end of philosophy. It argues that, properly understood, his approach exemplifies rather than betrays critical philosophy and provides a viable alternative to other contemporary offerings.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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