Twins Philosophically Separated at Birth? A Review of Groundless Ground: A Study of Wittgenstein and Heidegger

  • Tom Strong Werklund School of Education University of Calgary
Keywords: Wittgenstein, Heidgegger, Postfoundationalism, Review

Abstract

I review Lee Braver's recent "Groundless grounds: A study of Wittgenstein and Heidegger", relating its key ideas to a postfoundationalist and interpretive approach to science and practice.

Author Biography

Tom Strong, Werklund School of Education University of Calgary

Tom Strong is a Professor and counsellor-educator at the University of Calgary who researches and writes on the collaborative, critically-informed and practical potentials of discursive approaches to psychotherapy and family therapy. He is co-author (with Andy Lock) of Discursive perspectives on therapeutic practice (Oxford University Press) and Social constructionism: Sources and stirrings in theory and practice (Cambridge University Press), as well as Furthering talk (with David Paré; Kluwer/Academic). For more details on Tom and his research please consult: http://www.ucalgary.ca/strongt


Dr. Tom Strong, Registered Psychologist,

Professor & Associate Dean Research

References

Braver, L. (2014). Groundless ground: A study of Wittgenstein and Heidegger. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

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Heidegger, M. (1962). Being and time (J. Macquarrie & E. Robinson, Trans.). Toronto, ON, Canada: Harper Collins. (Original published in German in 1927).

Lock, A. J., & Strong, T. (2010). Social constructionism: Sources and stirrings in theory and practice. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Monk, R. (1990). Ludwig Wittgenstein: The duty of genius. New York, NY: Penguin.

Polanyi, M. (1967). The tacit dimension. New York, NY: Doubleday Anchor.

Putnam, H. (1981). Reason, truth, and history. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Richardson, J. (2012). Heidegger. New York, NY: Routledge.

Strong, T., & Busch, R. (2013). DSM-5 and Evidence-Based Family Therapy? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 34(2), 90-103.

Wittgenstein, L. (1953). Philosophical investigations (G. E. M. Anscombe, Trans.). Oxford, UK: Blackwell.

Wittgenstein, L. (1961). Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (D. F. Pears & B. F. McGuinness, Trans.; Introduction, B. Russell). London, UK: Routledge & Kegan Paul (Originally published in German in 1921)
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2014-04-13
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