Wittgenstein on death

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Thoughts: death has a dictatorial relationship with the vast majority of us, affecting our lives with imposing finality, causing us to construct meaning and superstition in our existence relative to its ending. The fear of the eternity of non-existence has shaped the beliefs and cultures of the living, yet if we understand non-existence to be timeless, then the fear of being forever non-existent quickly evaporates. So long as we are consciously alive, our sense of being alive is never ending; fearing something we can’t sense, makes no sense.

Source: The Tractatus Logico-Philisophicus, 6.4311

7 thoughts on “Wittgenstein on death”

    1. Thanks mate, I’m currently reading the Tractatus actually — it’s definitely some mind-bending material. Have you read it? Cheers for the comment!

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