My note is about a recent book, Moore and Wittgenstein, by Annalisa Coliva. Coliva acknowledges Moore's particular standing concerning scepticism but doesn't concede it to be a good reply to scepticism, whereas she deems Wittgenstein's arguments in "On Certainty" very valuable. I argue, instead, that Moore's argument is very sophisticated and that it encompasses more contributions than those considered by Coliva. At the same time, I disagree both with her evaluation of Wittgenstein's contribution and with her rendering of the contribution itself. At the end I make a proposal for understanding Moore's suggestion picking up the coordinative definitions suggested by Hans Reichenbach.

Moore and Wittgenstein

LEONARDI, PAOLO
2013

Abstract

My note is about a recent book, Moore and Wittgenstein, by Annalisa Coliva. Coliva acknowledges Moore's particular standing concerning scepticism but doesn't concede it to be a good reply to scepticism, whereas she deems Wittgenstein's arguments in "On Certainty" very valuable. I argue, instead, that Moore's argument is very sophisticated and that it encompasses more contributions than those considered by Coliva. At the same time, I disagree both with her evaluation of Wittgenstein's contribution and with her rendering of the contribution itself. At the end I make a proposal for understanding Moore's suggestion picking up the coordinative definitions suggested by Hans Reichenbach.
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