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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? Jan 10 at 9:31
  • See e.g. Michael Morris, Wittgenstein and the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (Routledge, 2008), Ch 7C Ethics, page 320-on 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. 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... Jan 11 at 11:10

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