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The Wittgensteinian Philosophy Of Religion Is Misunderstood

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Ludwig Wittgenstein's contribution to philosophy of religion is not very widely appreciated. This chapter examines the criticisms against the Wittgensteinian philosophy of religion. It presents a selection of these criticisms. The chapter shows two distinct traditions where one speaks of God as a being and the other does not. It explores that Wittgenstein belongs to the tradition where God is not spoken of as a being. The chapter suggests that criticisms against the Wittgensteinian philosophy of religion are borne of a misunderstanding owing to the lack of cognizance on the part of the critics of the tradition in which it belongs.

Keywords: God; Ludwig Wittgenstein; philosophy of religion



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