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Wittgenstein, value pluralism and politics
Philosophy & Social Criticism
  • Matthew Moore, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Publication Date
11-1-2010
Abstract
This 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 Information
Matthew Moore. "Wittgenstein, value pluralism and politics" Philosophy & Social Criticism Vol. 36 Iss. 9 (2010) p. 1113 - 1136
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mmoore02/9/