Meaning of Wittgensteinian in English:

Wittgensteinian

adjective

  • Relating to or characteristic of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein or his ideas.

    ‘a Wittgensteinian approach to discourse’
    • ‘The Masters degree includes a training element/research folder designed to equip students to undertake advanced work in Wittgensteinian Studies.’
    • ‘More importantly I have shown how a Wittgensteinian approach to discourse can provide an account of what takes place in conversation.’
    • ‘His way of dealing with the world as he found it, has been, above all else, Wittgensteinian.’
    • ‘What does your Wittgensteinian argument say about the meaning of the word "hacker"?’
    • ‘If Wittgensteinian psychoanalysis can work in practice without appealing to an unconscious, it would be a superior theory - it expels the ghost from the machine.’

noun

  • A person who supports the theories of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.

    ‘the Wittgensteinians make a relatively small group in contemporary philosophy’
    • ‘In the early part of his career he regarded himself as a "Wittgensteinian" but he did not accept the view, expressed by some admirers of Wittgenstein, that philosophy has no practical relevance to people's lives or that metaphysics is an ultimately futile pursuit.’
    • ‘It is intuitively plausible, yet many philosophers, especially pragmatists and Wittgensteinians, reject it.’
    • ‘I said it to some Wittgensteinians the other day and the response was good.’
    • ‘Wittgensteinians have long been fighting methodological battles against those who mix empirical findings (say about blindsight) with conceptual confusion to make a philosophical point.’
    • ‘There are many Wittgensteinians who conduct analyses of concepts used in religion, connecting them with poetry and music, with understandings of life and moral commitments, but who eschew metaphysical speculations.’

Pronunciation

Wittgensteinian

/ˈvɪtɡənstʌɪnɪən/