Aesthetics - Wittgenstein's Paradigm of Philosophy?


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Simo Säätelä
University of Bergen
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This paper attempts to elucidate Wittgenstein’s remark about the “strange resemblance between a philosophical investigation (especially in mathematics) and an aesthetic one” from 1937 by looking at its textual and philosophical context. The conclusion is that the remark can be seen both as a description of a particular conception of philosophy, a prescription or declaration of intent (to proceed in a particular way), and a reminder (to Wittgenstein himself) about the form of a philosophical investigation. Furthermore, it is concluded that the Darstellungsform he has in mind is the one that finds expression especially in the first part of the PI
Keywords philosophy  mathematics  Wittgenstein  method  aesthetics
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