Wittgenstein, Justice, and Liberalism

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Richard Rorty and Chantal Mouffe have both developed similar kinds of liberal political visions and both have taken inspiration from Wittgenstein. However, it is doubtful whether any such vision can be found in Wittgenstein’s work. In fact, I will argue here that Wittgenstein’s work contains tools for criticising the work of Rorty and Mouffe. Wittgenstein made a more dramatic break with the philosophical tradition than either Rorty or Mouffe.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFormas De Vida /Forms Of Life/Formes De Vie
EditorsAndré Barata, José Manuel Santos
Place of PublicationCovilhã
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)978-989-654-787-5, 978-989-654-788-2
ISBN (Print)978-989-654-786-8
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2021

Publication series

NameTa Pragmata Livros


  • Wittgenstein
  • Liberalism
  • Rorty
  • Mouffe
  • Difference


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