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Its one of Witt's easier books and I highly recommend it.
She uses a style unashamedly like that of Wittgenstein (she came up under Wittgenstein and was greatly influenced by him) in both methodology and writing in that work.
In fact this, really, is the core premise of On Certainty that knowledge can only exist if doubt is possible.
Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was an Austrian-British philosopher whose books such as Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and Philosophical Investigations are among the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Steven H Propp
I recently read "On Certainty", a compilation of some of Ludwig Wittgenstein's thoughts and reflections on how we can know, and especially how strong our devotion should be to this... Read morePublished on April 26, 2012 by Joseph A. Schrock
This text provides a very simple, easy to read, and sharp understanding of Wittgenstein's positions. Read morePublished on September 27, 2011 by Erik
In ON CERTAINTY, Wittgenstein re-visits the age-old question as to whether we actually know that there is world external to our minds. Well, not quite. Read morePublished on September 23, 2010 by Raffana Donelson
If it's okay to talk about "favorite" philosophy books, On Certainty is on my list. I've come back to it over and over since first reading it about 30 years ago. Read morePublished on August 22, 2010 by Doctor Moss
TWO LANGUAGE GAMES. The main purpose of the book is to determine the use of the word "to know." This goal is set forth in paragraph 589, "For how does a man learn to recognize his... Read morePublished on December 3, 2008 by Tom Brody
These late jottings express a range of philosophical innovations, any of which could prompt manic marginalia and the rattling insomnia of influence. Read morePublished on July 11, 2007 by Eric Yost
Not much to add given the reviews already put up. I'd just suggest reading Hilary Putnam's RENEWING PHILOSOPHY and THE MANY FACES OF REALISM as a companion to this volume. Read morePublished on January 3, 2007 by Plantinganut2000