Wittgenstein’s Contribution to the Understanding of Predelusional States

José M. Ariso


The emphasis Wittgenstein placed on ungrounded ways of acting led him to consider
those events in which he would be torn away from the sureness of the game. In this
paper I weigh up the possibility that some delusions are due not only to events which
might throw us entirely off the rails, but also to the loss of the confidence which
allows us to take part in language-games.


philosophy; 20th century philosophy; Wittgenstein Ludwig; pre-delusional state; delusional explanation; certainty; primitive reaction

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