The aim of the essay is to give a positive theory of the status of a subject in Wittgenstein's late writings. His analyses of psychological phenomena such as: thinking, wanting, hoping etc., form a picture of human being, but from negative side only. In defining a man a negative answer is much easier to find - the problem arises when we try to formulate a positive one. We know that a man is not isolated being but who is he? The supposed Wittgenstein's answer is that a man is a being whose humanity lies 'outside' of him. The source of his spiritual life comes from the outer, from the region which traditionally we count as strange for us.
K. Gurczynska, Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej w Lublinie, Wydzial Filozofii i Socjologii, Instytut Filozofii, pl. Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej 4, 20-031 Lublin, Poland
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