Wittgenstein's On Certainty: There - Like Our Life
May 2005, Wiley-Blackwell
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Part I: The Philosophical Background to On Certainty:.
1. On Certainty - A New Topic?.
2. Saying and Describing.
4. 'Seeing' and 'Thinking'.
5. Thought and Language.
6. Picturing Reality.
7. What Makes Language Language?.
8. The Logical and the Empirical.
9. On Certainty - A Work in Logic.
Part II: Discussions of On Certainty:.
10. Two Conversations with Wittgenstein on Moore.
11. Preface to On Certainty.
12. On Certainty's Main Theme.
14. Wittgenstein's Propositions and Foundations.
15. Language as Emerging from Instinctive Behaviour.
16. Words and Things.
17. Not Worth Mentioning?.
18. Certainty and Madness.
Appendix 1: Comparisons Between On Certainty and Wittgenstein's Earlier Work.
Appendix 2: Some Passages Relating to Doubt and Certainty in On Certainty..
Afterword: D. Z. Phillips: Rhees on Reading On Certainty.
Organizing the Notes on On Certainty.
Groundlessness and Language-games.
Searching for Primary Links Between Language and Reality.
Logic and Practice.
Pictures, Propositions and Reality.
Forms of Life.
Practices and Parallels.
Is the Title On Certainty a Happy One?.
Is On Certainty a Polemic against Moore?.
Is Wittgenstein's Main Interest in Moore's Propositions the Nature of Nonsense?.
Does Wittgenstein Say that the Propositions he is Interested in Form a Class, and Does he.
Say the Same of All of Them?.
Are Wittgenstein's Propositions Context-free?.
What is the Connection between Wittgenstein's Propositions and Logic?.
Is Wittgenstein Appealing to Primitive, Pre-linguistic Reactions as the Basis of our Language-games?.
What is Meant by the Sureness in Our Language-games?.
How are Our Conclusions Related to the Notions of a Form of Life or World-picture? How do Wittgenstein's Conclusions Differ from Some Classical and Contemporary Views of Our Relation to the World?.
Rhees's Development of Wittgenstein's Concerns.