Wittgenstein on Hinge Commitments and Radical Scepticism in 'On Certainty'

Duncan Pritchard

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An overview of Wittgenstein’s remarks on scepticism in On Certainty is offered. Particular focus is given to the radical new conception of the structure of reasons that Wittgenstein offers in this work, which has at its heart the notion of a “hinge” commitment. A core problem for this conception of the structure of reasons is set out, and several possible developments of this idea are then evaluated in light of this problem.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Companion to Wittgenstein
EditorsHan-Johann Glock, John Hyman
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
Pages563-575
ISBN (Print)978-1-118-64116-3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017

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