Meta-Physical Language - Does It Have Meaning?

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Philosophy

 

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Jared H

 

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May 14, 2017

 

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I believe this is a flaw in Wittgenstein's theory due in part to the limitations of scientific discovery at the time and by Wittgenstein's and his mentor Bertrand Russell's intellectual investment in their theory of "logical atomism." Based upon the rate of scientific breakthroughs in the last hundred and fifty years or so, there are certainly technologies and insights we do not yet "know" and can not yet be represented logically which may at some point in the future be revealed to us in a symbolic language that is yet to be perfected...
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This brings up the question of whether the study and examination of metaphysics can ever have any real meaning given that, according to the theory of logical atomism, it does not really exist since there is no "fact" to represent it. The logic is strong here given Wittgenstein's careful dissection in his Tractatus of the language that composes our reality...
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