The Zen of Wittgenstein: An Elucidation of the Elusive “Ethical Point” of the Tractatus by Means of Zen Buddhism

By Sam Whitman McGrath (University of Chicago) Abstract | In this paper I develop the strong parallels between Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and Zen Buddhism, as exemplified by Loori’s Riding the Ox Home: Stages on the Path to Enlightenment. By developing a comparison in terms of shared method and shared purpose, I employ Zen as a tool to […]

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