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Ludwig Wittgenstein on God - Dictionary of Arguments

Hintikka I 374
God/Divine Viewpoint/Wittgenstein/Hintikka: if God looked into our heads, he would find the feelings, but not the reference. Hintikka: in the examples where he cannot see anything, it is about meaning. (>Intentions).
II 110
Example 1/3 = 0.333... here there are no certain sets of numbers after the decimal point, and even for a higher being they could not exist.
II 407
The claim that God overlooks the entire extension of π has no meaning at all. The only criterion of existence is the actual proof, if there is any proof.
IV 114
God/Tractatus: 6,432 The nature of the world is completely indifferent to the higher. God does not reveal himself in the world.
VII 115
God/Tractatus/Wittgenstein/Tetens: Diary notes during the time of Tractatus: The world is given to me, i.e. my will approaches the world from outside as something finished.
Therefore we have the feeling that we are dependent on a foreign will... In a certain sense we are dependent and that on which we are dependent, we can call God". (1969, p. 166f),
Wittgenstein orally: "I am not a religious person, but I cannot help it: I see every problem from a religious point of view" (according to Maurice O'Connor Drury, (Malcolm 1993, Rhees 1987, p., 121)).

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

L. Wittgenstein
Wittgenstein’s Lectures 1930-32, from the notes of John King and Desmond Lee, Oxford 1980
German Edition:
Vorlesungen 1930-35 Frankfurt 1989

L. Wittgenstein
The Blue and Brown Books (BB), Oxford 1958
German Edition:
Das Blaue Buch - Eine Philosophische Betrachtung Frankfurt 1984

L. Wittgenstein
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (TLP), 1922, C.K. Ogden (trans.), London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. Originally published as “Logisch-Philosophische Abhandlung”, in Annalen der Naturphilosophische, XIV (3/4), 1921.
German Edition:
Tractatus logico-philosophicus Frankfurt/M 1960

Hintikka I
Jaakko Hintikka
Merrill B. Hintikka
Investigating Wittgenstein
German Edition:
Untersuchungen zu Wittgenstein Frankfurt 1996

Hintikka II
Jaakko Hintikka
Merrill B. Hintikka
The Logic of Epistemology and the Epistemology of Logic Dordrecht 1989

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