Wittgenstein and Cassirer on Hinges and Relativity

Giovanni Mion*

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The paper explores the striking similarities between some of Wittgenstein’s core claims in On Certainty (1969), including the famous hinge metaphor, and Cassirer’s Einstein’s Theory of Relativity (1921). Moreover, it suggests that Wittgenstein’s remark on relativity in On Certainty might have been triggered by his reading of Cassirer’s book.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-222
Number of pages9
JournalPhilosophical Investigations
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2020

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