chapter  11
A SECOND WAVE OF ENLIGHTENMENT
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Some time ago, Friedrich Kambartel (1989) published an article entitled ‘Wittgenstein’s Late Philosophy: The Completion of Kant’s Criticism of Scientific Enlightenment’. In asking about Wittgenstein’s lasting significance, it may be worthwhile to look at what Kambartel says about the relation between Kant, Wittgenstein and what I would like to call a second wave of enlightenment. In Kambartel’s picture, the first wave is scientific enlightenment. The second wave seems to consist, then, in a criticism of the scientific world view or of naturalism.