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Hello Masters;

Do you know what is the meaning of bring no rosiness to something?

I can't find it in any dictionary.

My sentence is: Time brought no rosiness to Wittgenstein’s opinion of the modern system.


Thanks

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I've never heard that expression, but from the context it seems to mean that his opinion has not become more accepted by other philosophers in later years.


Here's the context.

The ‘whole modem conception of the world’, said Wittgenstein, ‘is founded on the illusion . . . that the so-called laws of nature’ and by extension, the sciences which invoke them ‘explain natural phenomena’ (76.37x-6.372). People who hold this conception *77 PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, LOGIC AND MATHEMATICS treat the laws of nature ‘as something inviolable, just as God and Fate were treated in past ages’. Wittgenstein preferred the ‘view of the ancients’ for its acknowledgement of the inexplicability of God and Fate over ‘the modem system . . . [which] tries to make it look as if everything were explained’ (T6. 372). Time brought no rosiness to 'Wittgenstein’s opinion of ‘the modem system’. According to the later works, science is grounded just as much in ‘forms of life’ and social practices as any other activity involving language use. And it is no better justified by such grounding.
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The color rose symbolizes uncritical optimism. We speak of seeing things through rose-colored glasses, for example. Look up "rosy".