Wittgenstein's On Certainty: There - Like Our Life
May 2005, Wiley-Blackwell
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Rush Rhees, a close friend of Wittgenstein and a major interpreter of his work, shows how Wittgenstein's On Certainty concerns logic, language, and reality – topics that occupied Wittgenstein since early in his career.
- Authoritative interpretation of Wittgenstein's last great work, On Certainty, by one of his closest friends.
- Debunks misconceptions about Wittgenstein's On Certainty and shows that it is an essay on logic.
- Exposes the continuity in Wittgenstein's thought, and the radical character of his conclusions.
- Contains a substantial and illuminating afterword discussing current scholarship surrounding On Certainty, and its relationship to Rhees's work on this subject.