Heward Wilkinson – Was Wittgenstein a closet Platonist?

Date(s) - 06/11/2022
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Duke of Battersea

Wittgenstein apparently in his later philosophy is one of the most radically anti-Platonic or nominalistic thinkers ever, lying close to the radical scepticism of Nietzsche of ‘Principles of a New Evaluation’ in The Will to Power.
Yet we find that, very reluctantly, and perhaps not fully aware of it, he moves back in the direction of Platonic positions. I shall use vignettes and portions of Philosophical Investigations to bring this out, including
§ 74 & 79
§ 284
§ 293
§ 312/3
§ 386
§ 398-401
§ 428-430
And Section XI of Part 2, pp 193ff (Seeing-As and the Duck-Rabbit)”



We meet in The Duke of Battersea, but Heward Wilkinson is not London based and will present his talk on Zoom.  For details see SLPC Zoom Meeting

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