Worldhood Competence and Performance: The Site for Wittgenstein"s Religious Language

Okonkwo, Jerome Ikechukwu (2003) Worldhood Competence and Performance: The Site for Wittgenstein"s Religious Language. In: Pre-Proceedings of the 26th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, Kirchberg am Wechsel, pp. 272-274.

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It is common knowledge that Wittgenstein cannot be called
fundamentally a religious writer. All the same, he did not
dismiss the reality 'religion' as nonsense. It is opined here
that, Wittgenstein was very consistent in his references to
it. We strongly claim that religion was a subject of his
philosophical preoccupation positioned among his general
striking similes, arresting moments and connections of his
general methods. Religion gained occasional and/or
scattered referencing in his works (e.g. the notes of 1938,
the positioning of religion and/or theology as grammar in
the 'Philosophical Investigations (PI: 373; p.283), Zettel
and the later work 'Culture and Value). Despite the above,
we have to agree, with Wittgenstein, that his poetic
compositions are to be understood and seen in consistent
connections (PI: 122) even when they look disconnected.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: worldhood; language games; Religion; private language argument; Wittgenstein, L.;
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Religionsphilosophie, Religionskritik
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 14:53
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2020 14:53

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