Wittgenstein's Antiphilosophy

Wittgenstein's Antiphilosophy

Alain Badiou


Alain Badiou takes at the regular bearer of the “linguistic flip” in smooth philosophy, and anatomizes the “anti-philosophy” of Ludwig Wittgenstein, in his Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. Addressing the an important second the place Wittgenstein argues that a lot needs to be omitted in silence—showing what can't be stated, after accepting the bounds of language and meaning—Badiou argues that this mystical act reduces common sense to rhetoric, fact to an impact of language video games, and philosophy to a sequence of esoteric aphorisms. during his interrogation of Wittgenstein’s anti-philosophy, Badiou units out and refines his personal definitions of the common truths that philosophy. Bruno Bosteels’ advent indicates that this stumble upon with Wittgenstein is important to Badiou’s total project—and carrying on with discussion with the exemplar of anti-philosophy is important for modern philosophy.

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