Language and its limits


  • João Vergílio Gallerani Cutter Universidade de São Paulo



Wittgenstein, rules, mysticism, language philosophy


I do not want to give the impression that I will attempt an approximation between the first and the second Wittgenstein that erases such fundamental differences as that. However, I must then clarify that it will be my intention to speak of the existence of "limits" of language in a sense that can be assimilated by those who accept the basic lines of argumentation of Philosophical Investigations. More exactly, I will try to redefine those limits in terms that are fully compatible with Wittgenstein's mature philosophy. Associated with this new definition of the notion of limit, I believe that a new conception of the Mystical will emerge, and a very particular kind of "negative theology", which I will try to define more exactly in the final part of my presentation. [Fragment]

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João Vergílio Gallerani Cutter, Universidade de São Paulo

Universidade de São Paulo



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Gallerani Cutter, J. V. (2008). Language and its limits. Estudios De Filosofía, 239–248.



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