Convergences in Keynes and Wittgenstein's Later Views
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Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
European Journal of the History of Economic Thought
This paper examines the intellectual influences of Ludwig Wittgenstein and John Maynard Keynes upon one another. It focuses on their later philosophical thinking, and argues for a number of convergences in their news. First discussed are their respective doubu about their early views, developedin early twentieth century Cambridge. Their later philosophical positions are represented as a shared reaction to problems in their early new. Attention is given to conventions and language-games, rules and social practices. average expectation and family resemblance, and intersubjectivity and private language. The paper closes with commenrs on the climate of thought in Cambridge in the 1930s.