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Wittgenstein and Scientism

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2018.07.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jonathan Beale and Ian James Kidd (eds.), Wittgenstein and Scientism, Routledge, 2017, 231 pp., $140.00, ISBN 9781138829398. Reviewed by Anna Boncompagni, University of Florence There is a risk in tackling a topic such as Wittgenstein and scientism. Since it is indisputable and well-known that Wittgenstein had a negative attitude towards the trespassing of science beyond its limits, the risk is that of being unoriginal and ultimately simplistic. This volume, despite some repetitiveness of themes and arguments, happily avoids facile or conventional conclusions. By bringing together essays written from different perspectives and focusing on different aspects of the issue, it offers a wide-ranging overview not only of its many facets, but also of its complex interrelation with the most profound threads of Wittgenstein's thought. If the aim of the book, as stated by the editors in the introduction, is to. . .

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