Wittgenstein on the Resurrection
Author: Chandler, Hugh
Source: Philosophical Investigations, Volume 33, Number 4, October 2010 , pp. 321-338(18)
Wittgenstein probably did not believe in Christ's Resurrection (as an historical event), but he may well have believed that if he had achieved a higher level of devoutness he would believe it. His view seems to have been that devout Christians are right in holding onto this belief tenaciously even though, in fact, it's false. It's historical falsity, is compatible with its religious validity, so to speak. So far as I can see, he did not think that devout Christians should believe that it doesn't really matter whether or not that alleged historical event occurred.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2010-10-01