On Wittgenstein’s and Carnap’s Conceptions of the Dissolution of Philosophical Problems, and against a Therapeutic Mix:How to Solve the Paradox of the Tractatus

Kuusela, Oskari (2019) On Wittgenstein’s and Carnap’s Conceptions of the Dissolution of Philosophical Problems, and against a Therapeutic Mix:How to Solve the Paradox of the Tractatus. Philosophical Investigations. ISSN 0190-0536

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    Abstract

    In this article, I distinguish Wittgenstein's conception of the dissolution of philosophical problems from that of Carnap. I argue that the conception of dissolution assumed by the therapeutic interpretations of the Tractatus is more similar to Carnap's than to Wittgenstein's for whom dissolution involves spelling out an alternative in the context of which relevant problems do not arise. To clarify this I outline a non‐therapeutic resolute reading of the Tractatus that explains how Wittgenstein thought to be able to make a positive contribution to logic and the philosophy thereof without putting forward any (ineffable) theses. This explains why there is no paradox in the Tractatus.

    Item Type: Article
    Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
    University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Philosophy
    Depositing User: LivePure Connector
    Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2018 14:30
    Last Modified: 14 Apr 2019 20:30
    URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/69276
    DOI: 10.1111/phin.12227

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