The Transcendental Subject: Three Good Tractarian Reasons to Accept It

João Vergilio Gallerani Cuter


The transcendental subject has a logical function. It is "transcendental" in the two philosophical understandings of the term. It conditions the possibility of meaning, being outside the reach of it. In the order of reasons, its ethical dimension comes as a kind of side-effect. Given its semantical functions, it must be the bearer of a non-psychological kind of will. Accordingly, it must be the subject of an absolute ethical stand.


philosophy; 20th century philosophy; Wittgenstein Ludwig; transcendental subject; name; operation; logical operation; series of forms; number; philosophy of mathematics

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