Danièle Moyal-Sharrock
University of Hertfordshire
This paper aims to distinguish Wittgenstein’s concept of ‘form of life’ from other concepts or expressions that have been confused or conflated with it, such as ‘language-game’, ‘certainty’, ‘patterns of life’, ‘ways of living’ and ‘facts of living’. Competing interpretations of Wittgenstein’s ‘form of life’ are reviewed, and it is concluded that Wittgenstein intended both a singular and a plural use of the concept; with, where the human is concerned, a single human form of life characterized by innumerable forms of human life
Keywords Wittgenstein Ludwig  patterns of life  certainty  form of life  language-game
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DOI 10.15845/nwr.v4i0.3362
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