What is the true worth of Wittgenstein's contribution to philosophy? Answers to this question are strongly divided. However, most assessments rest on certain popular misreadings of his purpose. This book challenges both theoretical and therapeutic interpretations. In their place, it seeks to establish that, from beginning to end, Wittgenstein regarded clarification as the true end of philosophy. It argues that, properly understood, his approach exemplifies rather than betrays critical philosophy and provides a viable alternative to other contemporary offerings.
DANIEL D. HUTTO is Professor of Philosophical Psychology and Head of Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. He has published in several leading journals including: The Monist; Dialectica; The Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society; and Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. He is the co-editor of Current Issues in Idealism (1996) and the author of Presence of Mind (1999) and Beyond Physicalism (2000).