By A. Biletzki

This ebook tells the tale of Wittgenstein interpretation in the past 80 years. It offers varied interpretations, chronologies, advancements, and controversies. It goals to find the explanations and motivations at the back of the philosophical community's undertaking of analyzing Wittgenstein. it's going to turn out beneficial to philosophers, students, interpreters, scholars, and experts, in either analytic and continental philosophy.

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What is the case, the fact , is the existence of atomic fact s. The logical picture of the fact s is the thought. The thought is the significant proposition . Propositions are truth -functions of elementary propositions. ) 6. The general form of truth-function is: [p,~, N(~)]. Thi s is the general form of proposition. 7. Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent. 0121. Now for some further labeling and accounting: Proposition 1 (easily described as metaphysic s) merits ten lines . Proposition 2 (still metaphysics, with the beginnings of talk of (our) "thoughts" or Rus sell' s "Theory of Knowledge") enjoys se ven pages.

Logical statements are true under all conceivable circumstances; thus their truth is independen t of the contingent facts of the world . On the other hand, it follows that these statements do not say anything about the world and thus have no factual content. " Lest this sound like a concretely localized and very textualized insight we must emphasize, yet again: for both Wittgenstein and the logical positivists, the question of meaning (of logical and empirical statements) was paramount in their search for the connection between language and the world.

Five (and a half) station s make up the standard story. They are not necessarily chronological stations - although, naturally enough, there are developmental ties between them . And they do begin at the historical beginning - with Russell' s introduction to the Tractatus. , by imputing to Wittgenstein a straightforward metaphysical or antimetaphysical answer to the language-world question. , by realizing that the linguistic perspective gives all and any tinges to the metaphysical questions via questions on language.

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