Reading the Tractatus and seeing the world rightly

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Abstract

“If the cardinal problem of philosophy is to be found in the distinction between what can be said (= thought), and what cannot be said but can only be shown in what is said, the task of making the logic of language perspicuous can be understood as a perceptive exercise – and the TLP as an aesthetic endeavour that, in what it says and in the form in which it says what it says, allows its readers to see the world rightly. In the end, this is both an ethical and an aesthetic achievement, for, what is then seen should make one understand that what is more valuable is indescribable in language – and the way to do it justice, is to keep silent about it.”
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-56
Number of pages3
JournalAesthetics today
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event39th International Wittgenstein Symposium: Aesthetics Today: Contemporary Approaches to the Aesthetics of Nature and of Art - Kirchberg am Wechsel , Kirchberg am Wechsel , Austria
Duration: 7 Aug 201613 Aug 2016
Conference number: 39

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