Olga Nikolova


Freelance translator, editor, and writer, Sofia

Paul Celan Visiting Fellow
(January – May 2015)


Stefan Popov: Wittgenstein’s Analytic of the Mystical (Bulgarian > English)

Wittgenstein‘s Analytic of the Mystical by Stefan Popov provides a coherent reconstruction of Wittgenstein‘s idea of the mystical (das Mystische), which Popov sees as the result of analytical reflection on the limits of language, proceeding in the transcendental tradition of Descartes, Kant and Heidegger. The mystical can be observed only indirectly, analytically, whereby it reveals a web of existential-ontological structures that define human being in its finitude.