The Mystical in Wittgenstein's Early Writings

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415963442
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/17/2009
  • 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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