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|Here Wittgenstein is developing Schopenhauer's view that there is one will (or |
spirit) common to all spatially and ... the following statement from the
Philosophical Investigations: "The human body is the best picture of the human
soul" (p. 178).
|A Body Is a Picture When Wittgenstein remarked, "The human body is the best |
picture of the human soul" (Wittgenstein 1958, 178), he spoke of the "human soul,
" not in the sense of a metaphysical or supernatural entity, but in the sense of the
|Do I need to penetrate the body so as to get to the other; or do I need to discard |
the body as to set the other free to be seen? (Cf. CR, p. 368.) Wittgenstein's
picture of the human body as the best expression of the human soul retrains the
|How is my soul a human soul? Under both aspects, but more so under the |
second than the first, we need to ask how there can be a best picture of the soul,
since it is not a picture by virtue of any clear sense of resemblance. That the body
is the ...
|It has been a fashion amongst the Wittgensteinians to attribute to Wittgenstein the |
view that self is a grammatical misnomer and that there is nothing ... Wittgenstein
says: The human body is the best picture of the human soul (PI, II, iv, p. 178).
|It also expresses our confusion about this: Is what we cannot see hidden by the |
body or hidden within it?...Wittgenstein's expression “The human body is the best
picture of the human soul” is an attempt to replace or to reinterpret these ...
|In Part II of the Investigations, Wittgenstein writes: “The human body is the best |
picture of the human soul” (PI 178g). With this statement we might compare: The
hexagonal ring is the best picture of a benzene molecule. In both cases, the ...
|In Western philosophies of the body, usually three basic questions are discussed |
: (1) Can the concept of the body be ... human body is the best picture of the
human soul' (Der menschliche Korper ist das beste Bild der menschliche seele).
|(3) Another major problem of the relation between the human body and the |
human soul is found in Wittgenstein's Philosophical I nvestigations—'The human
body is the best picture of the human soul' (Der menschliche leorper ist das heste