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I would be grateful if someone could recommend a book, or an article that really tries to get to the bottom of the above statement. Again "The sense of the world must lie outside the world".

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  • Do you know literature about the Tractatus? – Mauro ALLEGRANZA Jan 10 at 9:31
  • See e.g. Michael Morris, Wittgenstein and the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (Routledge, 2008), Ch 7C Ethics, page 320-on – Mauro ALLEGRANZA Jan 10 at 10:46
  • Thanks Mauro. Downloaded it. It is a great metaphysical statement. It needs at least a few pages. – Marek Jan 11 at 10:45
  • But W's point of view is quite idiosyncratic: if the language expresses only facts of the world and ethics are about values and values are not facts, that the language cannot "speak of" values. – Mauro ALLEGRANZA Jan 11 at 11:09
  • If so, every "discourse" about values and meaning (of life) lies outside language. But there is no language "outside of" language... thus, we are left with "the mystical" (the ineffable). Very debatable... – Mauro ALLEGRANZA Jan 11 at 11:10

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