Wittgensteinian Pyrrhonism

Duncan Pritchard*

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In his final notebooks, published as On Certainty, Wittgenstein puts forward a radical picture regarding the structure of reasons. It is argued that this conception of the structure of reasons can be used to motivate a kind of restricted skepticism which shares some essential features with the classical Pyrrhonian skeptical stance. I christen the view that results, “Wittgensteinian Pyrrhonism.”
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPyrrhonism in Ancient, Modern, and Contemporary Philosophy
EditorsDiego E. Machuca
Place of PublicationDordrecht, Netherlands
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789400719910
ISBN (Print)9789400719903
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


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