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Family Resemblance

Colin McGinn | 14th January 2019

Wittgenstein argued against hard divisions between categories of things. He proposed more pragmatic groups, those of “family resemblance”. His main example was: “Games form a family”. But where is the truth in that? “Games don’t have family resemblances in any significant sense. Football does not have th…

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