Wittgenstein, value pluralism and politicsPhilosophy & Social Criticism
AbstractThis article makes three main claims: (1) that the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein, properly understood, has no normative or political implications whatsoever; (2) that scholars with otherwise dramatically conflicting interpretations of Wittgenstein should nonetheless all agree with this conclusion; and (3) that understanding the (non-) implications of Wittgenstein’s philosophy helps to answer the two motivating questions of the literature on value pluralism — whether values are (or can be) plural (yes), and whether value pluralism leads to, requires, or reveals some particular normative or political response (no).
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Citation InformationMatthew Moore. "Wittgenstein, value pluralism and politics" Philosophy & Social Criticism Vol. 36 Iss. 9 (2010) p. 1113 - 1136
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