Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Was Wittgenstein a Rortian ironist?


(Interesting that Wittgenstein is experiencing a revival in NYTimes.com's The Stone.)

Could Wittgenstein be read as a Rortian ironist who thinks a philosopher should, as needed, make new "vocabularies" — codes (for either description or action) — but also thinks it wouldn't be "final"? Maybe so.


from The Stone:

Was Wittgenstein Right?

Of Flies and Philosophers: Wittgenstein and Philosophy


from the 33rd International Wittgenstein Symposium:

About Pictures which Held Us Captive – Richard Rorty Reads Wittgenstein (Was he a "philosophical satirist" or an "ironic propagandist"?)