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Zeitschrift für Ethik und Moralphilosophie

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 305–319 | Cite as

Criticizing Forms of Life. Weighing Wittgenstein’s Role in Political Theory

  • Bastian ReichardtEmail author
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Abstract

One branch of practical philosophy in which Wittgenstein’s writings might be fruitful, is political philosophy. The concept “forms of life” gives rise to a pluralistic interpretation of society. However, the question arises how societal conflicts in such a pluralistic view con be solved. We will develop a method of criticism which relies on Wittgenstein’s later work and which combines the normative demands of practical philosophy with methodological standards from ethnology and cultural anthropology.

Keywords

Wittgenstein Ethics Political Theory Forms of Life 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für PhilosophieBonnGermany

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