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“LATER” L. WITTGENSTEIN ABOUT COMPREHENSION OF RELIGIOUS UTTERANCES

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The foreign researchers’ main interpretations of the philosophical views of L. Wittgenstein on religion and religious language in the later stage of creativity of the Austrian thinker are analyzed and systematized. An ambiguity and a wide range of interpretations of Wittgenstein’s position on definition of the concept of religion and religious language, which widely spread among researchers philosophical views of the eminent philosopher, are the basis for both further study of the works of L. Wittgenstein and analysis of the works of his followers. It is aimed at holding a detailed review and comparative analysis of key aspects of the predominant and alternative interpretations of Wittgenstein’s “later” remarks by researchers of his philosophical heritage. Each of the suggested interpretations has its own strong and weak aspects that are need to be identified and considered in the course of analysis. Review of the leading scientists’ and philosophers’ works that belonging to both the first and second directions, has helped to organize and explore the major aspects of the considered interpretations. The results of this study form the basis of the method of construction of a positive solution to the problem of the meaning of religious utterances, that takes its roots in the philosophical comprehension of the language of religion by L. Wittgenstein.

Keywords

L. Wittgenstein; religious language; philosophy of religion; language games; interpretation

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74-80

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2015-06-25

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