Metaphysics, Instinct and Language-games

  • H. A. Knott


CRATES: In the preceding dialogues, Lato, we have told of how intimately the possession of our concepts—and especially of those that are most pervasive of our thinking—is woven into the fabric of our lives. Along the way, and as a part of this, we have also tried to improve our understanding of how this intimacy qualifies philosophical reflection and may be implicated in the characteristic ways that difficulties with these concepts arise in philosophy. In the present dialogue, we shall extend the latter part of this discussion. In particular, we shall try to show how the genesis of these difficulties is not an exception to the nature of discourse but, in its own way, partakes of the processes of concept-formation and possession.


Irrational Belief Philosophical Thinking Superstitious Belief Concept Possession Metaphysical Belief 
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