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.
|Title of host publication||A Companion to Wittgenstein|
|Editors||Han-Johann Glock, John Hyman|
|Publisher||Blackwell Publishing Ltd|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2017|