Croatian Journal of Philosophy

Volume 11, Issue 3, 2011

Martin Stokhof
Pages 275-294

The Quest for Purity
Another Look at the New Wittgenstein

This short note takes another look at the ideas proposed by the ‘New Wittgen steinians’, focusing on a feature of the discussion these ideas have generated that hitherto seems to have received comparatively little attention, viz., certain assumptions about the conception of philosophy as an intellectual enterprise, including its relation to the sciences, that seem to be adopted by both the New Wittgensteinians and (many of) their critics.