Sophia 54 (1):107-109 (2015)

Brian Clack
University of San Diego
The flood of interpretive work regarding Wittgenstein’s thinking on matters religious shows little sign of abating. At the same time, one may feel that little that is new or illuminating is being added to these discussions: what is known as ‘Wittgensteinian philosophy of religion’ may appear to be at a standstill. There is thus a great deal to be said for Thomas Carroll’s contention that it is ‘time for a reassessment of Wittgenstein and philosophy of religion’ , though a reader may ultimately be left with the conclusion that Carroll’s book does not quite provide the reassessment that is required.The first three chapters of the book explore Wittgenstein’s work and its reception within the philosophy of religion. Firstly, Carroll outlines the range of sources drawn upon by those working on Wittgenstein and religion: Wittgenstein’s texts explicitly focused on religious phenomena (such as the ‘Lectures on Religious Belief’ and the ‘Remarks on Frazer’s ..
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s11841-015-0465-1
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 71,355
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Response to Brian R. Clack.Thomas D. Carroll - 2015 - Sophia 54 (3):381-383.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Wittgenstein and Philosophy of Religion.Martha Ann Crunkleton - 1984 - Dissertation, Vanderbilt University
Wittgenstein and Religion.Michael Kober - 2006 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 71 (1):87-116.


Added to PP index

Total views
12 ( #812,725 of 2,519,515 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #407,153 of 2,519,515 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes