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[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 7. Despair over Philosophy]

Full Idea

The 'Tractatus' is without doubt one of the masterpieces of anti-philosophy.

Gist of Idea

The 'Tractatus' is a masterpiece of anti-philosophy


comment on Ludwig Wittgenstein (Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus [1921], p.16) by Alain Badiou - Mathematics and Philosophy: grand and little

Book Reference

Badiou,Alain: 'Theoretical Writings' [Continuum 2006], p.16

A Reaction

French philosophers do love making wicked remarks like that. It seems that analysis is anti-philosophy, or 'little' philosophy in Badiou's parlance.