Review of Stroll Moore and Wittgenstein on Certainty [Book Review]

Journal of the History of Philosophy 34 (2):312-313 (1996)
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312 JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY 34:2 APRIL ~996 virtues of his subject, and by attempting to know Dilthey better than he knew himself, has surely issued a provocation to all those who thought Dilthey's hermeneutics a thing of the past. Rather, like the past itself, Dilthey comes to meet us. JOHN GERARD MOORE Emory University Avrum Stroll. Moore and Wittgenstein on Certainty. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994 . Pp. 196. Cloth, $35.oo. Avrum Stroll aims to provide a "critical analysis" of the treatment of the epistemologi- cal issues to be found in three of G. E. Moore's papers and in Wittgenstein's notes On Certainty. In the first half of the book, Stroll concentrates on Moore's papers "A De- fence of Common Sense" , "Proof of an External World" , and "Certainty" . Stroll largely follows the view that in these papers Moore..

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