Wittgenstein was a metaphysician

Metaphysics as an antidote to unclear thinking

Wittgenstein is known as a philosopher who sought to cure philosophy from unclear thinking. For him, philosophy’s attempts to answer traditional metaphysical questions like “Is there a God?”, “What is the nature of reality”, “Do we have free will?” end up in confusion and nonsense. But in his attempt to avoid the pitfalls of traditional metaphysics, Wittgenstein ends up asking questions about the way we make sense of things, that are metaphysical, argues A.W. Moore.


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Charles Justice 15 September 2022

The author's definition of metaphysics: which I paraphrase as: "the most general way of making sense of things" is essentially merging metaphysics with epistemology. They need to be kept separate in my opinion.