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Subject/Keyword
Wittgenstein
aesthetics
the mystical
ethics
metaphysics
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Abedinifard, Morteza
Supervisor and department
Linsky, Bernard (Philosophy)
Examining committee member and department
Rueger, Alex (Philosophy)
Pelletier, Jeff (Philosophy)
Moshaver, Maryam (Music)
Department
Department of Philosophy
Specialization

Date accepted
2013-09-29T19:49:51Z
Graduation date
2013-11
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Drawing upon Marie McGinn's non-metaphysical interpretation of Wittgenstein's Tractatus, this thesis attempts to make a connection between the book’s opening and ending remarks. I argue that McGinn's non-metaphysical reading helps us, more than the metaphysical reading, to make a consistent connection between the opening remarks about the world and the ending remarks about the mystical and the status of aesthetics. The preliminary remarks, according to McGinn's interpretation, offer a description of the logical order or form of language rather than presenting a metaphysical theory about the features of a reality prior to language. Espousing McGinn's reading, I argue that what Wittgenstein passes over in silence in the ending remarks is what he does not discuss in the opening remarks. It is the world seen from a different—non-logical or aesthetic—viewpoint, which is essentially different from the logical form of language or the world, or the showable through language.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3JM4J
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