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Doubt, Ethics and Religion: Wittgenstein and the Counter-Enlightenment Luigi Perissinotto

Doubt, Ethics and Religion: Wittgenstein and the Counter-Enlightenment

Luigi Perissinotto

Published December 15th 2010
ISBN : 9783110321586
Hardcover
178 pages
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This book explores Wittgensteins conception of ethics, religion and philosophy. It aims at providing us with the tools necessary for assessing to what extent the Austrian philosopher can be considered an anti-Enlightenment thinker. The articlesMoreThis book explores Wittgensteins conception of ethics, religion and philosophy. It aims at providing us with the tools necessary for assessing to what extent the Austrian philosopher can be considered an anti-Enlightenment thinker. The articles collected in this volume explore the relationship between Wittgensteins thought and that of several authors who were, in various ways, key to the counter-enlightenement, authors such as Hume, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Tolstoy, James and Pierce. One of the central issues examined here is Wittgensteins opposition to the Cartesian method of doubt a cornerstone of the enlightened movement against prejudice and superstition.