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

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: Wolfgang Heuer
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2020 14:52
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2020 14:52
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/3105

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