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Nel tempo e nello spazio. Linguaggio e natura nella filosofia di Ludwig Wittgenstein

Alice Morelli    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    



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: it

Submitted: Feb. 5, 2019
Accepted: Feb. 25, 2019
Published: July 27, 2019
permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/978-88-6969-325-0/010

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