Heidegger's Ereignis and Wittgenstein on the Genesis of Language

  title={Heidegger's Ereignis and Wittgenstein on the Genesis of Language},
  author={Richard Mcdonough},
  journal={Open Journal of Philosophy},
The paper argues that the orthodox readings of pgh. 608 of Wittgenstein’s Zettel (hereafter Z608), which holds that Z608 suggests the possibility that language and thought may emerge out of physical chaos in the brain (connectionist processing, causal indeterminism, a pile of sawdust, etc.) cannot be correct. Among Wittgenstein’s signature views are that the philosopher “must not advance any kind of theory” and that everything must be “open to view”. Despite this, the orthodox readings… Expand
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