(university of Tabriz)The Quarterly Journal of Philosophical Investigations

نوع مقاله : مقاله علمی- پژوهشی

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1 ندارم

2 دانشگاه شهید بهشتی

10.22034/jpiut.2022.48418.3014

چکیده

The problem of universals has been a far-reaching problem in the history of philosophy and many philosophers have addressed it in one or another way. From Plato and Aristotle to Scholastic and Islamic philosophers and others have dealt with this problem and put forth various solutions. Some of Wittgenstein scholars believe that Wittgenstein’s doctrine of ‘Family Resemblances’ is yet another solution for the problem of universals. Renford Bambrough is one of these. Ilham Dilman, on the contrary, believes that as much as Wittgenstein has commented on the problem of universals he has not put forward the idea of ‘family resemblance’ as a solution to this problem. In the Blue Book (pp. 17-18) and in the Philosophical Investigation (§§ 66-67), Wittgenstein offers the idea of ‘family resemblances’ to explain the relation between some ‘things’. This paper first explores two accounts of this idea, one by Renford Bambrough and the other by Ilham Dilman. This reveals that there are at least two different accounts of ‘family resemblances’. Secondly, the paper sets out a critical assessment of both accounts so as to suggest that they both fail at what they claim to do.

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عنوان مقاله [English]

A Critical Study of Two Conceptions of Wittgenstein’s “Family Resemblance” .

نویسندگان [English]

  • Mahdi Mohammadi 1
  • Asghar Vaezi 2

1 None

2 Dept. of Philosophy, Beheshti University

چکیده [English]

The problem of universals has been a far-reaching problem in the history of philosophy and many philosophers have addressed it in one or another way. From Plato and Aristotle to Scholastic and Islamic philosophers and others have dealt with this problem and put forth various solutions. Some of Wittgenstein scholars believe that Wittgenstein’s doctrine of ‘Family Resemblances’ is yet another solution for the problem of universals. Renford Bambrough is one of these. Ilham Dilman, on the contrary, believes that as much as Wittgenstein has commented on the problem of universals he has not put forward the idea of ‘family resemblance’ as a solution to this problem. In the Blue Book (pp. 17-18) and in the Philosophical Investigation (§§ 66-67), Wittgenstein offers the idea of ‘family resemblances’ to explain the relation between some ‘things’. This paper first explores two accounts of this idea, one by Renford Bambrough and the other by Ilham Dilman. This reveals that there are at least two different accounts of ‘family resemblances’. Secondly, the paper sets out a critical assessment of both accounts so as to suggest that they both fail at what they claim to do.

کلیدواژه‌ها [English]

  • Wittgenstein
  • family resemblance
  • Ilham Dilman
  • Renford Bambrough
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