Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy 2020-11-23T18:47:18+00:00 Audrey Yap Open Journal Systems <p>JHAP aims to promote research in and discussion of the history of analytical philosophy. <a href="/jhap/about">Read more ...</a></p> Resolute Readings of Wittgenstein and Nonsense 2020-08-21T18:22:11+00:00 Joseph Ulatowski <p>The aim of this paper is to show that a corollary of resolute readings of Wittgenstein’s conception of nonsense cannot be sustained. First, I describe the corollary. Next, I point out the relevance to it of Wittgenstein’s discussion of family resemblance concepts. Then, I survey some typical uses of nonsense to see what they bring to an ordinary language treatment of the word “nonsense” and its relatives. I will subsequently consider the objection, on behalf of a resolute reading, that “nonsense” is a term of philosophical criticism. Finally, I conclude that resolute readings have not sufficiently accounted for how nonsense behaves in our language; they have failed to heed Wittgenstein’s warning: “don’t think, but look!”</p> 2020-11-23T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Joseph Ulatowski