On a Remark by Jukundus

  • Joachim Schulte
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 349)


1. In 1946, in a note written down in the context of his work on the philosophy of psychology, Wittgenstein said:

The remark by Jukundus in ‘The Lost Laugh’, that his religion consisted in: his knowing, if things are going well for him now, that his fate could take a turn for the worse—this actually is an expression of the same religion as the saying “The Lord hath given, the Lord hath taken away.


Religious Belief Language Game Religious Life Religious Question Simple Gesture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joachim Schulte
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  1. 1.University of ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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