In the fourth of a series posts on the evolution of his views on the Trinity, Dale Tuggy reports on his time at the Claremont Graduate School. About D. Z. Phillips, he says the following:
D.Z. Phillips I avoided. I’d read real epistemology (Chisholm, Plantinga, etc.) and was always unimpressed with the later-Wittgenstein approach, especially to the epistemology of religion. Anyway, I heard it all repeatedly from some of my fellow students, who also said that every Phillips class was basically the same line over and over. I never could identify with the quasi-conversion stories some of them related about reading Wittgenstein’s On Certainty.
It looks as if Dale and I are in agreement when it comes to the philosophy of religion of the late Wittgenstein. See my The Question of the Reality of God: Wittgensteinian Fideism No Answer.
I hope Dale comes to Tucson again this summer to visit his in-laws. Peter, Mike and I met him in Florence where we visited a Greek orthodox monastery. An excellent discussion ensued. We hope to see him again.