https://www.nordicwittgensteinreview.com/issue/feed Nordic Wittgenstein Review 2022-09-06T17:43:46+02:00 Simo Säätelä simo.saatela@uib.no Open Journal Systems <p><strong><em>Nordic Wittgenstein Review</em> (NWR)</strong> publishes original contributions on all aspects of Wittgenstein's thought and work.&nbsp;Each issue includes a peer-reviewed articles section, an archival section, and a book review section. In addition, most issues include&nbsp;an invited paper and/or an interview. The journal is published by the <em>Nordic Wittgenstein Society</em> (NWS).</p> <p>eISSN 2242-248X</p> https://www.nordicwittgensteinreview.com/article/view/3610 What’s Reality Got to Do with It? Wittgenstein, Empirically Informed Philosophy, and a Missing Methodological Link 2022-07-05T19:10:47+02:00 Cecilie Eriksen ce@cecilieeriksen.dk <p>“Don’t think, but look!” (Wittgenstein 2009: § 66). This insistient advice has served as methodological inspiration for several influential thinkers in the broad range of ‘empirically informed’ philosophy, which has flourished over the last decades. There is, however, a worrisome tension between Wittgenstein’s work and these turns to practices, history, science, field work, and everyday life: Wittgenstein is in general doing something different from what the thinkers who claim to be inspired by him are doing. An argument for the legitimacy of the move from Wittgenstein to empirically informed philosophy is so far missing in the literature. This article shows how this move can be justifiable within a Wittgensteinian frame, philosophically beneficial, and at times even necessary.</p> 2022-09-29T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Cecilie Eriksen https://www.nordicwittgensteinreview.com/article/view/3605 The Philosophical Significance of Secondary Uses of Language in Wittgenstein’s Later Philosophy 2022-08-23T17:22:36+02:00 Marco Marchesin m.marche92@hotmail.com <p>This paper aims to provide an account of Wittgenstein’s employment of the distinction between primary and secondary use of words. Against views that circumscribe its relevance to aesthetics and ethics, the paper demonstrates that there are many instances of secondary uses in Wittgenstein’s work that are not reducible to those limited applications. Additionally, as secondary uses are often interpreted as having an expressive function, the paper argues that we cannot reduce secondariness to a single unifying principle, because the distinction is <em>philosophical</em>, as it works as a powerful device to tackle different, often unrelated, <em>philosophical</em> issues.</p> 2022-08-14T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Marco Marchesin https://www.nordicwittgensteinreview.com/article/view/3607 Embracing the In-Betweenness of Aspect-Perception's Normative and Evaluative Dimensions 2022-08-22T22:13:57+02:00 Janette Dinishak jdinisha@ucsc.edu <p><strong>Abstract</strong>: This paper examines the following two ideas and their relations: (i) aspect-perception is a perceptual experience; (ii) veridicality is the primary standard for evaluating the success of a perceptual experience. I argue that a valuable lesson to glean from Wittgenstein’s investigations of aspect-perception is that aspect-perception is “in-between” when it comes to whether and how veridicality is at issue in it. Yet it does not follow from this in-betweenness that there is no standard by which we evaluate aspect-perception, no notion of success at perceiving an aspect. Aspect-perception has normative and evaluative dimensions that are not a matter of veridicality, or at least not in any straightforward way, some of which I explore here. These dimensions are brought to light, in part, by shifting evaluative focus to what the perceiver “brings” to aspect-perception experiences and attending to the ways aspect-perception requires and involves mastery of a technique. The shift in focus also helps illuminate different ways of understanding aspect-blindness and the kinds of failure at play in different kinds of aspect-blindness. All in all, embracing aspect-perception’s in-betweenness regarding whether or not veridicality is at issue in it illumines aspect-perception’s distinctive character and richness.</p> 2022-09-29T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Janette Dinishak https://www.nordicwittgensteinreview.com/article/view/3640 Book Review: Mauro Luiz Engelmann, Reading Wittgenstein’s Tractatus 2022-03-19T09:21:05+01:00 Nikolay Milkov nikolay.milkov@upb.de <p>Book review</p> 2022-09-19T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Nikolay Milkov https://www.nordicwittgensteinreview.com/article/view/3641 Book Review: Jônadas Techio, The Threat of Solipsism: Wittgenstein and Cavell on Meaning, Skepticism, and Finitude 2022-03-15T11:32:04+01:00 Rogério P. Severo rogerio.severo@ufrgs.br <p>Book review</p> 2022-09-29T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Rogério P. Severo https://www.nordicwittgensteinreview.com/article/view/3646 Book Review: James C. Klagge, Wittgenstein’s Artillery: Philosophy as Poetry. 2022-05-06T11:11:14+02:00 Philip Mills philip.mills@outlook.fr <p>Book review</p> 2022-09-29T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Philip Mills https://www.nordicwittgensteinreview.com/article/view/3637 Book Review: Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé: A Different Order of Difficulty, Literature after Wittgenstein, Chicago: Chicago University Press 2020 2022-08-22T22:13:56+02:00 Reidar Due reidar.due@magd.ox.ac.uk <p>Book review</p> 2022-09-30T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Reidar Due https://www.nordicwittgensteinreview.com/article/view/3650 Wittgenstein and Critical Theory: Mickaëlle Provost in Conversation with Alice Crary 2022-09-06T17:43:46+02:00 Alice Crary alicecrary@yahoo.com Mickaëlle Provost mickaelle.provost@univ-paris1.fr <p class="NWRabstractbio"><span lang="EN-GB">This is the second of two parts of an interview with Alice Crary conducted in a single exchange in the first weeks of January 2022, where she discusses ordinary language philosophy and feminism, Wittgenstein’s conception of mind and its relation to feminist ethics, the link between Wittgenstein and Critical Theory, and her own views about efforts to bring about social and political transformations. The first part on “Wittgenstein and Feminism” is published in the NWR Special Issue “Wittgenstein and Feminism”, forthcoming later this year. </span></p> 2022-09-29T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Alice Crary, Mickaëlle Provost https://www.nordicwittgensteinreview.com/article/view/3659 Note from the Editors and Open Review Information 2022-08-22T22:13:57+02:00 Simo Säätelä simo.saatela@uib.no Gisela Bengtsson gisela.bengtsson@filosofi.uu.se Oskari Kuusela okuusela@uea.ac.uk Cato Wittusen cato.wittusen@uis.no 2022-08-14T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Simo Säätelä; Gisela Bengtsson, Oskari Kuusela, Cato Wittusen