'Wittgenstein at his word'. Duncan Richter. Continuum. 2004.

D. Hutto

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This ambitious book attempts to do just what is says on the tin; rather than offering an assessment for or against Wittgenstein’s philosophy it sets out to ‘say what Wittgenstein means’ (p. 1). The author talks of ‘settling’ for interpretation, but is also aware of the enormous controversy between scholars over which readings or approaches are to be preferred. Richter hopes to navigate this treacherous terrain by sticking close to what Wittgenstein says about his methodology (hence taking him at his word) while at the same time attending to how his approach manifests itself, not only in what he wrote about it - but also what and how he wrote on various topics and - indeed - what he did not write on issues of philosophical and personal importance, such as ethics and religion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)891-928
JournalThe European Legacy
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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