Anyone run into a good book or essay relating (discussing the arguable relationship between) Kant's embedding our 'conceptual scheme' (for lack of a better term for "the way we think", or what we presuppose in describing/explaining reality) in pure reason/the forms/categories and Wittgenstein's embedding it in [our] language?
There is a book called Wittgenstein on the Arbitrariness of Grammar (Princeton University Press, 2004) by Michael Forster, who is also a Kant scholar I think, that has something to say about these parallels. Two quotes: p. 15:
Whereas Kant appeals simply to the human mind’s imposition of certain principles, Wittgenstein appeals to diverse human minds imposing diverse principles. Whereas Kant appeals to noumenal human nature constraining the human mind to this, Wittgenstein appeals to empirical human nature as one of the things that does so. Whereas Kant only appeals to human nature as such a constraint, Wittgenstein also appeals to social practices and traditions, as well as the usefulness and empirical applicability of the principles in question.
Does this make Wittgenstein’s position, like Kant’s, a form of idealism, then? The answer, I think, is that it does. This is so for two reasons. ...
In sum, it seems to me that, for the two reasons mentioned, Wittgenstein’s position can quite properly be described as idealist, in a sense closely analogous to that in which Kant’s was.