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Single Idea 4151

[catalogued under 29. Religion / A. Religious Thought / 2. Religious Meaning]

Full Idea

Grammar tells what kind of object anything is. (Theology as grammar)

Gist of Idea

Grammar tells what kind of object anything is - and theology is a kind of grammar

Source

Ludwig Wittgenstein (Philosophical Investigations [1952], 373)

Book Reference

Wittgenstein,Ludwig: 'Philosophical Investigations', ed/tr. Anscombe,E. [Blackwell 1972], p.116


A Reaction

A classic twentieth century blunder, originating in Frege and culminating in Quine, of thinking that the analysis of language is the last word in ontology.