Wednesday, December 05, 2007

6.45 The contemplation of the world sub specie aeterni is its contemplation as a – limited – whole.

The feeling of the world as a limited whole is the mystical.

But this too is impossible, nonsense. Isn’t it? Wittgenstein says ““das mystiche” is an adjective belonging to “Gefühl” here, and considers the translation “the mystical feeling,” although he prefers simply “the mystical,” see Letters to Ogden, pp. 36-37. See notes on 1 for Spinoza and Schopenhauer on this kind of contemplation.

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