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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

ISSN 1673-3436

ISSN 1673-355X(Online)

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Front. Philos. China    2007, Vol. 2 Issue (3) : 402-411     DOI: 10.1007/s11466-007-0025-z
What is “the ineffable” exactly? An extensive reading of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
LI Hong1, HAN Donghui2
1.School of Philosophy and Sociology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China; 2.School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, China;
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Abstract   The ineffable  in Wittgenstein s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus is an essential term that has various interpretations. It could be divided into two types, namely, positive and negative, or real and fake. The negative or fake type can be clarified by logical analysis, while the positive or real type can be understood only through philosophical critique. Both the positive and negative types consist of infinity or absoluteness, but the infinity is subject to distinctions in meaning and logic.
Issue Date: 05 September 2007
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