The Point outside the world: Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein on Nonsense, Paradox and Religion

Ferreira, Jamie M. (1997) The Point outside the world: Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein on Nonsense, Paradox and Religion. Wittgenstein Studien, 4 (2).

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Abstract

Much has been made of the Kierkegaardian flavour of Wittgenstein's thought on religion, both with respect to its explicit allusions to Kierkegaard and its implicit appeals. Even when significant disparities between the two are noted, there remains an important core of d e f a c t o methodological agreement between them, addressing the limits of theory and the dispelling of illusion. The categories of 'nonsense' and 'paradox' are central to Wittgenstein's therapeutic enterprise, while the categories of 'paradox' and the 'absurd' are central to much of Kierkegaard's attempt (pseudonymous and non-pseudonymous) to dispel religious illusion.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kierkegaard, Sprache, Sprachphilosophie
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Sprachphilosophie
Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Wittgenstein Studien 1994-97
Depositing User: Günther Friesinger
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2003
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:50
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/525

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