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ABSTRACT. In the first part of this article I introduce briefly the main tenets in Wittgenstein's views on religion; for example, his idea that religious beliefs are not dependent on empirical evidence. In the second part I introduce and discuss some typical criticisms that have been targeted against his views. The main accusation against Wittgenstein (which has been made both by religious and non-religious philosophers) is that he makes religion appear as an isolated language-game which is immune from criticism. I try to show that this accusation rests on a misunderstanding of Wittgenstein's real views.

 

Written by MAIJA AALTO-HEINILA
 
 
 

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