Wittgensteinian love



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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the person or ideas of Ludwig Wittgenstein, an Austrian-born twentieth-century philosopher noted for the idea of "family resemblance" as that which individual objects of a sense of a term have in common.
  • n. One who believes or follows the principles of Ludwig Wittgenstein.


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Wittgenstein +‎ -ian


  • “ “ “, 2001, ˜Wittgensteinian Lessons on Particularism™, in Carl Elliot (ed.), Wittgensteinian Bioethics, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, pp. 161 “ 80

    Moral Particularism

  • John Harrison's The Course of the Heart "Wittgensteinian".

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • But I came around to a Wittgensteinian point of view that the practice of philosophy — as in “the stuff an assistant professor needs to do to get tenure in a philosophy department” — is not a very valuable human activity.

    Matthew Yglesias » Influential Books

  • To my non-Wittgensteinian classmates, this view was philosophical heresy.

    Matthew Yglesias » Influential Books

  • As I said in my initial post, to me Consciousness Explained is a great example of a Wittgensteinian project of shewing the fly out of the bottle.

    Matthew Yglesias » Influential Books

  • Instead, Wittgensteinian ideas had a pervasive “drip, drip, drip” influence on me in large part because of his influence on other writers who directly impacted me more. pjcamp says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Influential Books

  • Like James had this idea, it's maybe Wittgensteinian but less sophisticated and maybe more true, where speaking words could make things real.


  • Whether you're a realist and/or foundationalist or not, whether you're a neo-Wittgensteinian pragmatist or not, whether you're an unreconstructed sense-data theorist or not, whether you're a partisan of 'naturalized epistemology' or not, justification comes to a halt either by rational necessity à la Cartesian meditation, or sheer fatigue and, frankly, sheer boredom.

    Carry-Over Thread

  • Then I present a short history of developments in philosophy that have shown us how to get out of this particular Wittgensteinian fly-bottle.4 This account will end with the suggestion that downward causation is best understood in terms of “context-sensitive constraints” imposed by global characteristics of a dynamical system.

    Nancey Murphy - Is “Nonreductive Physicalism” an Oxymoron?

  • Furthermore, it might be worthwhile for AK to note that postmodernist writers like Jean Baudrillard take the cake for nonsensibility in a Wittgensteinian sense I mention this because AK goes so far as to include full essays of Baudrillard's on Insomnia.

    The Self, Art, and Wittgenstein


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  • The above definitions don't tell me much.. so wictionary has this

    "...and esp the later work in which he attacks essentialism and stresses the open texture and variety of use of ordinary language"

    February 19, 2013