Philosophia:1-23 (forthcoming)

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Jordi Fairhurst
University of Cologne
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This paper offers a novel interpretation of Wittgenstein’s early conception of ethics and the good ethical life. Initially, it critically examines the widespread view according to which Wittgenstein’s early conception of ethics and the good ethical life involves having a certain ethical attitude to the world. It points out that this reading incurs in some mistakes and shortcomings, thereby suggesting the need for an alternative reading that avoids and amends these inadequacies. Subsequently, it sets out to offer said reading. Specifically, it is argued that the good ethical life is predicated on a good exercise of the ethical will and solving the riddle of life, both of which demand a certain view of, and not an attitude to, the world. This view is the view of the world sub specie aeterni.
Keywords Wittgenstein  Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus  Ethics  Good ethical life  Ethical will  Meaning of life
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DOI 10.1007/s11406-022-00485-0
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