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The Mature Wittgenstein On Seeing And (Not) Speaking Of God

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The mature Wittgenstein is less reticent about God than the Tractarian Wittgenstein. God may, and even ought to be, spoken of, even affirmatively, and not just negatively as is the case with the Tractarian Wittgenstein. The first section of the chapter discusses how, according to Wittgenstein, the mind can be meaningfully referred to. The second section draws a parallelism between speaking of the mind, of colour and of God. The third section deals with some likely objections to the position drawn in the previous section. The inal section of the chapter discusses further the point suggested, which is that God is referred to only via the universe. And this is not without backing from St. Thomas Aquinas.

Keywords: conceptof mind; concept of colour; God; mature Wittgenstein; St. Thomas Aquinas



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