Nordic Wittgenstein Review 2022-06-15T13:06:20+02:00 Simo Säätelä 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> Note from the Editors 2022-06-08T10:04:36+02:00 Simo Säätelä Gisela Bengtsson Oskari Kuusela Cato Wittusen 2021-04-26T00:00:00+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## "I should have liked to produce a good book. It has not turned out that way" 2022-06-08T21:18:08+02:00 Peter Hacker <p class="NWRabstractbio"><span lang="EN-GB">Wittgenstein wrote in the Preface to the&nbsp;<em>Investigations</em>&nbsp;that he would have liked to write a good book, but it didn’t turn out that way. This may superficially seem to be false modesty, given that what he wrote is a masterpiece. This paper argues that it is not false modesty, and attempts to pin down various flaws in the book, some structural and others not. These include the opening quotation from Augustine, the thin character of language game 2, the rule following considerations, the private language arguments, and the poorly located, well-disguised and over-compressed discussion of the pictoriality of the proposition and critique of the picture theory of meaning in §§428–65.</span></p> 2022-04-25T00:00:00+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## ‘The swaying scaffolding’ 2022-06-08T21:29:17+02:00 Peter K Westergaard <p>In one of his late notebooks containing remarks on the philosophy of psychology, Wittgenstein states in passing: ‘If someone can believe in God with complete certainty, why not in Other Minds?’ (MS 137, 67a). In this paper, I introduce and explain some of the assumptions and observations behind this remark. In doing so, I give an example of what I describe as an ‘indirect or derived philosophy-of-religion reading strategy’, which highlights some of Wittgenstein’s very late thoughts on the grammar of religious belief and language. The crucial observation in Wittgenstein’s remark is the existence of a family resemblance between ‘the foundation’ of the religious attitude and belief on the one hand, and the complex ‘pattern of our experience that is hard to describe’, and which forms the basis of our reactions to and understanding of other persons’ behaviour and psychical states (MS 174,2) on the other. Thus this paper draws attention, firstly, to the fact that, in his late work, Wittgenstein emphasises that our use of concepts to determine other people’s feelings and states is comparable to certain religious uses of language, and secondly, to some of the familial connections between these uses of language.</p> 2021-04-16T00:00:00+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## G. H. von Wright's Unpublished Edition of Wittgenstein's "Last Writings": Editors' Preface and Other Materials, ca. 1967–68 2022-06-15T12:44:47+02:00 Lassi Johannes Jakola <p>Part II of this contribution makes available materials preserved of G. H. von Wright’s hitherto unknown edition of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s last writings (1949–51) from 1967–68. The edition was never published. The underlying MS material (MS 169–177) was, instead, published in four different edited volumes in 1969, 1977 and 1992. Part I, an introduction to the archival items, contextualizes von Wright’s edition historically, presents a reconstruction of its structure, compares it with the published volumes and discusses reasons for its abandonment.</p> 2021-08-26T00:00:00+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Text-Genetic-Philosophical Notes About the Wittgenstein Nachlass: Band Series I Items MSS 105-122 2022-06-15T12:50:29+02:00 Joachim Schulte <p class="NWRabstractbio"><span lang="EN-GB">The Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen (WAB) has commissioned Joachim Schulte to author text-genetic-philosophical descriptions for each single item of the Wittgenstein Nachlass. The descriptions, called “notes”, will be published successively in the metadata section (“m”) of the <em>Bergen Nachlass Edition</em> (BNE) on Wittgenstein Source <a href=""></a> (for an example see <a href=""></a>). Moreover, the descriptions will, beginning with this issue, be published in packets in the “From the Archives” section of the <em>Nordic Wittgenstein Review</em>. This first publication includes descriptions of each item pertaining to the first <em>Band</em> series of the Nachlass, numbered by Wittgenstein I<span style="color: black; background: white;">–XVIII </span>(MSS 105<span style="color: black; background: white;">–</span>122), as well as a description of the entire series as such.</span></p> 2021-12-08T00:00:00+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Essay Review: Dinda L. Gorlée, "Wittgenstein's Secret Diaries: Semiotic Writing in Cryptography" 2022-06-15T12:59:45+02:00 Ilse Somavilla 2022-04-25T00:00:00+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Essay Review: Bernhard Ritter, "Kant and Post-Tractarian Wittgenstein" 2022-06-15T13:06:20+02:00 David Cerbone 2022-04-25T00:00:00+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Book Review: Veena Das, "Textures of the Ordinary: Doing Anthropology after Wittgenstein" 2022-04-25T18:02:14+02:00 Nora Hämäläinen 2021-08-26T08:58:21+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Book Review: "Wittgenstein on Philosophy, Objectivity, and Meaning", eds. James Conant and Sebastian Sunday 2022-04-25T18:02:54+02:00 João Esteves da Silva 2021-08-23T00:00:00+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Book Review: Juliet Floyd and Felix Mühlhölzer, "Wittgenstein’s Annotations to Hardy’s Course of Pure Mathematics: An Investigation of Wittgenstein’s Non-Extensionalist Understanding of the Real Numbers" 2022-04-25T18:03:43+02:00 Kim Solin 2021-12-06T00:00:00+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Book Review: "Ethics, Society and Politics: Themes from the Philosophy of Peter Winch", eds. Michael Campbell and Lynette Reid 2022-04-25T18:57:24+02:00 Ondřej Beran 2022-04-25T17:55:43+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##