Philosophy: Vol. 82, No. 2, April 2007
Cook, John W., Somerville, James, Skidelsky, Edward, Everitt, Nicholas, Buckle, Stephen, Magee, Bryan, Shand, John, The Review of Metaphysics
Did Wittgenstein Speak with the Vulgar or Think with the Learned? Or Did He do Both?, JOHN W. COOK
Wittgenstein has often been criticized, and even dismissed, for being a patron of ordinary language, a champion of the vernacular, a defender of the status quo. One critic has written: "When Wittgenstein set up the actual use of language as a standard, that was equivalent to accepting a certain set up of culture and belief as a standard ... It is lucky no such philosophy was thought of until recently or we should still be under the sway of witch doctors ..." In what follows, the author wants to show just how wide of the mark criticisms of this sort are.
The Trojan Horse of the Scottish Philosophy, JAMES SOMERVILLE
James McCosh considered his product of "a labor of love," The Scottish Philosophy, Biographical, Expository, Critical, From Hutcheson To Hamilton, …
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Publication information: Article title: Philosophy: Vol. 82, No. 2, April 2007. Contributors: Cook, John W. - Author, Somerville, James - Author, Skidelsky, Edward - Author, Everitt, Nicholas - Author, Buckle, Stephen - Author, Magee, Bryan - Author, Shand, John - Author. Journal title: The Review of Metaphysics. Volume: 61. Issue: 1 Publication date: September 2007. Page number: 189+. © 2009 Philosophy Education Society, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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