he Great Riddle: Wittgenstein and Nonsense, Theology and Philosophy

2016.06.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stephen Mulhall, The Great Riddle: Wittgenstein and Nonsense, Theology and Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2015, 138pp.,
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2016.06.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stephen Mulhall, The Great Riddle: Wittgenstein and Nonsense, Theology and Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2015, 138pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198755326. Reviewed by Mark Addis, Birmingham City University Over the years there has been a steadily growing literature on Wittgenstein-inspired grammatical approaches to the understanding of religious language. Stephen Mulhall's recent book derived from his 2014 Stanton Lectures is a well written, carefully argued and sophisticated contribution which centrally rests upon a resolute reading of the early Wittgenstein. His project is to take the resolute reading combined with several other additional ways of reading Wittgenstein, such as Malcolm on analogy, to bring out hitherto unnoticed aspects of his work and offer a properly philosophically grounded articulation of grammatical Thomism. As the chapters progress there are steadily increasing layers of. . .

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