Facing up to Wittgenstein"s Diaries of Cambridge and Skjolden: Notes on Self-knowledge and Belief

Abreu e Silva Neto, Norberto (2003) Facing up to Wittgenstein"s Diaries of Cambridge and Skjolden: Notes on Self-knowledge and Belief. In: UNSPECIFIED Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, pp. 12-14.


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This sentence was taken as a methodic procedure for investigating philosophical questions regarding scientific psychology. To accomplish such a proposal is a very hard task to our mentality dominated by a certain mechanical way of seeing and thinking the world, specially for psychologists because they do not usually consider their problems from a religious point of view, even those religiously oriented. They believe all matters are liable to be subject of scientific treatment and never think they are working with religious categories and they also do not realize that in their scientific theories religious beliefs are embedded. Good illustrations of it can be found in the ways they deal with both the problem of the self and of the self-knowledge; some of them appeal to neuro-physiology or psychopharmacology and try to explain exactly the immeasurable coordination between mind and brain involved, and others defend psycho-sociological theories.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Self-Knowledge, Belief, Self; The Perfect; Wittgenstein Diaries; Wittgenstein, L.
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Bewußtseinsphilosophie, Philosophie des Geistes und der Psychologie
Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Wittgenstein Symposium Kirchberg, Pre-Proceedings > Kirchberg 2003
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Religionsphilosophie, Religionskritik
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Sprachphilosophie
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:52
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/1491

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