Readings of Wittgenstein’s On Certainty

  • Danièle Moyal-Sharrock
  • William H. Brenner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Danièle Moyal-Sharrock, William H. Brenner
      Pages 1-15
  3. Wittgenstein’s On Certainty: The Case of the Missing Propositions

  4. The Framework Reading

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Avrum Stroll
      Pages 33-46
    3. Michael Williams
      Pages 47-58
    4. Joachim Schulte
      Pages 59-75
    5. Danièle Moyal-Sharrock
      Pages 76-99
  5. The Transcendental Reading

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. H. O. Mounce
      Pages 103-121
    3. William H. Brenner
      Pages 122-141
  6. The Epistemic Reading

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Thomas Morawetz
      Pages 165-188
  7. The Therapeutic Reading

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 322-334

About this book


This is the first collection of papers devoted to Ludwig Wittgenstein's cryptic but brilliant, On Certainty . This work, Wittgenstein's last, extends the thinking of his earlier, better known writings, and in so doing, makes the most important contribution to epistemology since Kant's Critique of Pure Reason - a claim the essays in this volume help to demonstrate. The essays have been grouped under four headings, reflecting current approaches to the work: the Framework, Transcendental, Epistemic, and Therapeutic readings.


epistemology Immanuel Kant knowledge Ludwig Wittgenstein reason scepticism

Editors and affiliations

  • Danièle Moyal-Sharrock
    • 1
  • William H. Brenner
    • 2
  1. 1.Birkbeck CollegeUniversity of LondonUK
  2. 2.Old Dominion UniversityNorfolkUSA

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