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Wittgensteinov patkozec
Wittgenstein’s Duck-Rabbit

Author(s): Kristijan Krkač
Subject(s): Metaphysics, Contemporary Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language
Published by: Hrvatsko Filozofsko Društvo
Keywords: Wittgenstein; Duck-Rabbit head; visual experience; interpretation; contemporary philosophy; linguistic practice; language game; reality;

Summary/Abstract: In the article the author tries to put together one rather interesting question from Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations, namely the question on seeing aspects or the case of Duck-Rabbit head (D-R -head), that Wittgenstein discusses on almost 40 pages in his book (FI, II, xi, 193-229). In the first part, the problem is formulated with rigid question a propos appearance and reality. In second part, Wittgenstein’s standpoint and interpretations are discussed, especially the distinction between report about what has been seen (D-R -head), and expression of visual experience. In the third part, the talent for aspect seeing is discussed (FI, II xi, 213-214). In the conclusion, there are some Solutions presented and discussed and Wittgenstein’s solution is accepted, elucidation that calls for practice of seeing aspects, particularly linguistic practice (language game as interpretation and overview).

  • Issue Year: 25/2005
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 647-662
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Croatian