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The Enchantment of Words: Wittgenstein's “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus”

Denis McManus

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288021
eISBN:
9780191713446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288021.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book is a study of Wittgenstein’s early masterpiece, the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. It argues that Wittgenstein’s aim in that deeply puzzling work is to show that the ‘intelligibility of ... More


Subjectivity

Denis McManus

in The Enchantment of Words: Wittgenstein's “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus”

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288021
eISBN:
9780191713446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288021.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the Tractatus’ discussion of thought and subjectivity, particularly its remarks concerning the ‘internal relatedness’ of thoughts and their constituents, thoughts and facts, and ... More


Texture - A Cognitive Aesthetics of Reading

Peter Stockwell

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625819
eISBN:
9780748651511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625819.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book represents the latest advances in cognitive poetics. It builds feeling and embodied experience on to the insights into meaningfulness that the cognitive approach to literature has achieved ... More


Final Remarks

Caroline Jenkins

in Grounding Concepts: An Empirical Basis for Arithmetical Knowledge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231577
eISBN:
9780191716102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231577.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This final chapter is concerned with the relevance of the current project to other areas of philosophy, and some ways in which the ideas discussed warrant further research. Among other things, it ... More


Overcrowded: Designing Meaningful Products in a World Awash with Ideas

Roberto. Verganti

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035361
eISBN:
9780262335829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035361.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

We live in a world awash with ideas. We have become more creative, and thanks to digital technologies, we have easy access to an unprecedented amount of novel opportunities. How to make sense of this ... More


Conditions for Coherence—2

Richard Swinburne

in The Coherence of Theism

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198240709
eISBN:
9780191598586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198240708.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

For a sentence to express a statement, it must contain meaningful words (i.e. words with semantic and syntactic criteria for their use). The only way to prove a statement to be incoherent is to show ... More


Attitude Theories

Richard Swinburne

in The Coherence of Theism

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198240709
eISBN:
9780191598586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198240708.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Some twentieth‐century writers from R. B. Braithwaite to Wittgenstein and D. Z. Phillips have denied that theological ‘assertions’ ever make statements, claims about how things are. As an account of ... More


Naturalism, Positivism, and Pluralism

Stephen P. Stich

in Deconstructing the Mind

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195126662
eISBN:
9780199868322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195126661.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

There is a parallel between a project pursued by the logical positivists and the contemporary effort to determine whether intentional properties can be naturalized. According to the verificationist ... More


Semantic information and the veridicality thesis

Luciano Floridi

in The Philosophy of Information

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199232383
eISBN:
9780191594809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232383.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The chapter analyses semantic information as well-formed, meaningful and truthful data. After a brief introduction, the General Definition of semantic Information (GDI) is criticized for providing ... More


Finding Meaning in an Imperfect World

Iddo Landau

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190657666
eISBN:
9780190657697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190657666.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

After explaining what meaning in life is, the book moves to criticizing certain presuppositions about the meaning of life that unnecessarily lead many people to believe that their lives are ... More


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