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Wittgenstein and Natural Religion

Gordon Graham


This book offers an account of the relevance of Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations to the philosophical study of religion. It differs completely from “Wittgensteinianism” in the philosophy of religion, as commonly recounted by both its exponents and detractors. The uses that have been made of the concepts of “language games,” “forms of life,” “systems of reference,” “depth grammar,” and “groundless belief” are all rejected after critical scrutiny, and the idea of “philosophy as therapy” is reconstructed. The book sets this re-interpretation of Wittgenstein in the context of the eighte ... More

Keywords: Wittgenstein, natural religion, action, ritual, the sacred

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198713975
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713975.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gordon Graham, author
Princeton Theological Seminary