The Mystical in Wittgenstein's Early Writings

The Mystical in Wittgenstein's Early Writings

by James R. Atkinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415963443

ISBN-13: 9780415963442

Pub. Date: 03/17/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The aim of this book is to consider what reasonably follows from the hypothesis that the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus can be interpreted from a mystical point of view. Atkinson intends to elucidate Wittgenstein’s thoughts on the mystical in his early writings as they pertain to a number of topics such as, God, the meaning of life, reality, the

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The aim of this book is to consider what reasonably follows from the hypothesis that the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus can be interpreted from a mystical point of view. Atkinson intends to elucidate Wittgenstein’s thoughts on the mystical in his early writings as they pertain to a number of topics such as, God, the meaning of life, reality, the eternal and the solipsistic self.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415963442
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/17/2009
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 0.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1: Self-subsistence and Method

Chapter 2: What cannot be put into Words, Method and Mysticism

Chapter 3: Language, Method and Mysticism

Chapter 4: Showing and Wittgenstein’s Two Objections to Russell’s

Theory of Types

Chapter 5: Two Senses of Showing

Chapter 6: The Mystical and Showing

Chapter 7: Time and The Mystical

Chapter 8: Mysticism and the Problems of Philosophy

Chapter 9: Nonsense and Two Interpretations of the Tractatus

Chapter 10: Metaphysics and the Mystical

Chapter 11: The Mystical and the Meaning of Life

Conclusion: Silence

Bibliography

Index

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