Wittgenstein and the Liberating Word. Aesthetics Remarks about Philosophical Attitude

Moira De Iaco


As philosophers we look-through a phenomenon and we see as it appears. The philosopher feels the sensation of dissatisfaction and lives in revolt against an instinctive dissatisfaction with the language. We see as the words are played, because they are source of confusion. He searches the liberating word, which liberates us from dissatisfaction or mental cramps: it subverts an idea, renews a thought, creates new knowledge and opens to the difference. The choice of words, based on the listening to the words, is an aesthetic analyse, in the sense that it is a pursuit of pleasure and an avoidance of pain.


Language; Philosophy; Looking-through; Seeing as; Metaphor

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-12850

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