Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
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McGinn I 115
Magical theories rather play a subliminal role than an official role: Approaches to Wittgenstein: A philosophical contemplation (The brown book, 263 ff): one could almost imagine that the naming was performed by a strange sacramental act, and that this is a magical relationship between the name and the thing.
It is a common theme in Wittgenstein, that meaning triggers strange and occult ideas,
The Tractatus is rather a place for magic ideas, of which Wittgenstein moves away later.


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W II
L. Wittgenstein
Vorlesungen 1930-35 Frankfurt 1989

W III
L. Wittgenstein
Das Blaue Buch - Eine Philosophische Betrachtung Frankfurt 1984

W IV
L. Wittgenstein
Tractatus Logico Philosophicus Frankfurt/M 1960

McG I
C. McGinn
Die Grenzen vernünftigen Fragens Stuttgart 1996

McG II
C. McGinn
Wie kommt der Geist in die Materie? München 2001


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