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Chuang - Tzu A New Selected Translation with an Exposition by Kuo ; Translator Yu-lan, Fung Hsiang

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P. Kamsey, Foundnlionr ofMnrlremalicr, p. ' j' M. Black, A Conrpaniotz to Willgenriein's Tractairs (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, r964), p p 378 ff. This will be clarified in Ch. 11. 26 Wzttgensteln's Early Conceptiou of Phiiosophy concepts. Thus, in Black's example, 'proposition', 'name', and 'complex' are all formal concepts. Hence the 'formal statements' that use them are nonsense. Wittgenstein was quite correct and consistent; the Tractatus does indeed consist largely of pseudo-propositions.

It is not concerned with studying the workings of the human mind-that is the province of psychology. It does not investigate the metaphysical nature of things and report its findings in special philosophical, synthetic a priori, propositions, for there are no such propositions. Philosophy does not aim at new knowledge, but at a correct logical point of view upon existing non-philosophical knowledge. A critique is an investigation into the limits of a faculty. Kant's Critique ofpure Reason had aimed to curb the pretensions of philosophy by demonstrating that pure reason alone cannot arrive at transcendent metaphysical truths.

P. Baker and P. M. S. Hacker, Wittgensrdn: (indenlanding and Meatrinfi (Blackwell, Oxford, 198o), pp. 1x0 &, rqo ff. 6 B, Russell, The Prinnpler ofMolhemalia (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1903); subsequent references in the text will be abbreviated PrM. A. N . Whitehead and B. Russell, PTin@ia Malhmatica to *56 (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1967) p. 92; subsequent references are abbreviated PM. oz3), 'one can actually see from the proposition how everything stands in logic f i t is true'.

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