Wittgenstein: Mystical That the World Exists
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Augustinas Dainys
Published 2003-01-01
https://doi.org/10.15388/Problemos.2003.63.6669
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Keywords

world
natural science
mystical
transcendence
showing

How to Cite

Dainys A. (2003). Wittgenstein: Mystical That the World Exists. Problemos, 63, 73-83. https://doi.org/10.15388/Problemos.2003.63.6669

Abstract

The article discusses aphorisms of Wittgenstein's „Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus“ related to the issue of mysticism. It considers their place in the „Tractatus“ in general. lt analyses how they turn the „Tractatus“ into an exceptional work of philosophy of language. The „Tractatus“ has two sides; while one discusses one side, she has to remain silent about the other side. The relationship between natural science and mystical perspectives is analysed. It is demonstrated that the „Tractatus“ is written from the transcendental perspectíve, i. e. looking at the world from outside, just like the Lord does it. Platonism of the „Tractatus“ and emerging problem of the third person is discussed. The dehumanising tendency of Wittgenstein's outlook and the possible totalitarian implications are disclosed.
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