FOM: indubitability (or "certainty")

jk jkennedy at
Sun Oct 4 17:59:07 EDT 1998

To Neil Tennant:

Thank you very much for the clarification of Wittgenstein's views. So the
essence of the argument is non-uniqueness? Also, in regard to this part of
your remark:

> Conversely,
>the Wittgensteinian worry will arise even for surveyable proofs, provided
>only that some of their steps are 'new', in the sense that the rules being
>applied have never been applied to those instances before.

if the arguments (or the worry) apply as well to surveyable proofs why does
Wittgenstein always use unsurveyable proofs as examples?


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