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'Taken as a whole, this volume provides an extremely valuableand critically astute examination of utterly fundamental issuesthat need serious attention and investigation in today'sphilosophical climate--it constitutes a 'must read'.'(Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, February 2009)

'Preston (philosophy, Univ. of Reading) offers scholarlypieces that explore the connections in his work between reason andrelativism, the reasonableness of religious belief, and Wittgenstein's notion of rule following. Recommended for academicresearch libraries.' (Library Journal, November2008)

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'Taken as a whole, this volume provides an extremely valuableand critically astute examination of utterly fundamental issuesthat need serious attention and investigation in today'sphilosophical climate--it constitutes a 'must read'.'(Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, February 2009)

'Preston (philosophy, Univ. of Reading) offers scholarlypieces that explore the connections in his work between reason andrelativism, the reasonableness of religious belief, and Wittgenstein's notion of rule following. Recommended for academicresearch libraries.' (Library Journal, November2008)
Preface vii

1 Wittgenstein's Critique of Frazer 1
Jacques Bouveresse

2 Relativism, Commensurability and Translatability 21
Hans-Johann Glock

3 'Back to the Rough Ground!' Wittgensteinian Reflections on Rationality and Reason 47
Jane Heal

4 Worlds or Words Apart? Wittgenstein on Understanding Religious Language 65
Genia Schönbaumsfeld

5 The Tightrope Walker 85
Severin Schroeder

6 Rules and Reason 107
Joachim Schulte

7 Rule-Following without Reasons: Wittgenstein's Quietismand the Constitutive Question 123
Crispin Wright

Index 145
edited by John Preston
This volume discusses Wittgenstein's work, as well as hisoeuvre in general, and its implications for the nature of reason.
* Investigates the nature of reason which has always been a topicat the very heart of Western philosophy
* Analyses how Wittgenstein raised crucial questions about thesubject - most notably in his critique of Frazer's Golden Bough, his discussions of various philosophical aspects ofreligion, and the famous 'rule-followingconsiderations' from his Philosophical Investigations
* Contributors include prominent Wittgenstein scholars from the UK and continental Europe including Hanjo Glock, Genia Schönbaumsfeld, Severin Schroeder Joachim Schulte and Crispin Wright
* Contains a translation of an important paper by the French Wittgenstein scholar Jacques Bouveresse, alongside six new papersby other contributors
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