Nel tempo e nello spazio. Linguaggio e natura nella filosofia di Ludwig Wittgensteinlock_openopen access checkpeer reviewed
The paper focuses on some naturalistic aspects of Wittgenstein’s later philosophy. Wittgenstein has often been considered a radical anti-naturalist philosopher, mainly because he does not endorse the thesis of the continuity between philosophy and science. However, it will be argued that Wittgenstein’s later philosophy incorporates a kind of naturalism without naturalization, i.e., a liberal naturalism, in virtue of the relation between human nature and language. It will be concluded that Wittgenstein’s liberal naturalism provides an example of a naturalistic perspective on language which avoids the limits of an intellectualist approach without leading to scientism: this is meant to express the irreducibility of naturalism to the mere scientific version.
keywords: Wittgenstein. Naturalism. Naturalization. Language. Nature.
Language: itSubmitted: Feb. 5, 2019