On Revelation of the Meaninglessness of Language

Fanyu Mao


There is a conceptual relationship between language and significance, that is, whenever it comes to language, it is set to have meaning. But it does not mean that whenever we speak, we have meaning or we speak meaningfully. Based on the research of the meaning of language, the thesis proves that talking about the things that do not exist in the world will lead to meaninglessness from the two perspectives. One is the opinion from Wittgenstein that “Meaning of a proposition is the state of affairs”, the other, limitations of language. It further probes the meaning of human life based on the meaninglessness of language and three suggestions have been put forward as to how to experience the meaning of human life.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/eltls.v1n2p79


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