FilosofĂ­a: morfologĂ­a sin ley. Goethe y Wittgenstein sobre el lĂ­mite de la ciencia


Philosophy: Morphology without Laws. Goethe and Wittgenstein on the Limits of Science

The present text exposes the influence of Goethe’s morphology on Wittgenstein’s concept of perspicuous representation. Through this process, it is demonstrated that Goethe and Wittgenstein, each in their manner, in different periods of time and in different working fields, made an effort to combat the univocal explication of science. Beside this similarity, a radical difference between these two authors is presented. In fact, even if both combat the causal manner of considering things, Goethe’s morphology is presented as a different form of carrying out science engaged, however, in the search of laws, whilst Wittgenstein’s practice of philosophy is totally unconnected to any search of laws.

Keywords: Goethe, Wittgenstein, morphology, perspicuous representation, philosophical method

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