On Life and Language: Limit, Context and Belief in Wittgenstein and Ortega y Gasset

Navarro, José (2003) On Life and Language: Limit, Context and Belief in Wittgenstein and Ortega y Gasset. In: Pre-Proceedings of the 26th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, Kirchberg am Wechsel, pp. 257-259.


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Despite both thinkers belonging to the tragic generation of 1914, Ludwig Wittgenstein (1888-1951) and José Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955) never actually met in their lives or in their texts (neither those they wrote nor those they read). Coming from very separate philosophical traditions – the logical atomism of Wittgenstein and the neo-Kantianism and phenomenology of Ortega – the works of these two philosophers nevertheless show latent conceptual affinities. We shall limit ourselves to suggesting three possible conceptual keys: limit, context and belief. We shall then finally take Wittgenstein"s distinction between sagen and zeigen in the light of the difference Ortega highlights between talking and saying, reflecting upon the limits of language and the meaning each thinker gives to silence.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Context; Language Game; Ortega y Gasset; Wittgenstein, L.
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Wittgenstein Symposium Kirchberg, Pre-Proceedings > Kirchberg 2003
Philosophie > Geschichte der Philosophie > g) 20.Jahrhundert
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2008 09:05
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:52
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/1670

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