Can Wittgenstein be called a pragmatist?

Titolo Rivista: PARADIGMI
Autori/Curatori: Danièle Moyal-Sharrock
Anno di pubblicazione: 2016 Fascicolo: 3 Lingua: Italiano
Numero pagine: 19 P. 67-85 Dimensione file: 218 KB
DOI: 10.3280/PARA2016-003005
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When Wittgenstein is called a pragmatist, it is usually with qualification. In this paper, I examine some of the criteria used to relate Wittgenstein to pragmatism (primacy of action, anti-foundationalism, fallibilism), and conclude that inasmuch as Wittgenstein is neither an anti-foundationalist nor a fallibilist, there may not be sufficient grounds to call him a pragmatist. But nothing stands in the way of considering him a full-fledged enactivist.

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Danièle Moyal-Sharrock, Can Wittgenstein be called a pragmatist? in "PARADIGMI" 3/2016, pp 67-85, DOI: 10.3280/PARA2016-003005