- 哲学 (ISSN:02872560)
- vol.41, pp.右63-右77, 2005-07-17
In this paper I characterize the method of Wittgenstein's later philosophy as "quasinatural historical consideration" and sketch its important aspects. What is essential to his way of dealing with philosophical problems is to invent imaginary language games in order to compare them with the facts of our real language games. These imaginary language games are invented by modifying various facts of "natural history" of existing language games. They make our own particular ways of understanding our language visible and enable us to survey (übersehen) its grammar. From this perspective we will be able to interpret Wittgenstein's later writings on diverse subjects consistently and properly.