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Wittgenstein's Private Language: Grammar, Nonsense and Imagination in “Philosophical Investigations”, §§ 243–315

Stephen Mulhall

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199208548
eISBN:
9780191709067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208548.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book presents a detailed critical commentary on sections 243-315 of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations: the famous remarks on ‘private language’. It makes detailed use of Stanley ... More


Wittgenstein's Notes on Logic

Michael Potter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199215836
eISBN:
9780191721243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215836.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Wittgenstein's philosophical career began in 1911 when he went to Cambridge to work with Russell. He compiled the Notes on Logic two years later as a kind of summary of the work he had done so far. ... More


Introduction

Michael Potter

in Wittgenstein's Notes on Logic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199215836
eISBN:
9780191721243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215836.003.0099
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This introductory chapter discusses the theoretical approach used in this book, which focuses on Wittgenstein's Notes on Logic. Wittgenstein wrote the Tractatus during the First World War, but it had ... More


Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy

José L. Zalabardo (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199691524
eISBN:
9780191742262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691524.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book collects nine previously unpublished works on the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein, focusing mainly on his early work. They cover a wide range of aspects of Wittgenstein's early ... More


Epilogue: Wittgenstein's verdict

Noam Reisner

in Milton and the Ineffable

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199572625
eISBN:
9780191721892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572625.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This brief epilogue offers a quotation from Wittgenstein's letters about poetry as a concluding remark for the book as a whole, and speculates whether or not Wittgenstein — a philosopher everywhere ... More


Introduction: Wittgenstein's Aesthetics of Austerity

Stephen Mulhall

in Wittgenstein's Private Language: Grammar, Nonsense and Imagination in “Philosophical Investigations”, §§ 243–315

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199208548
eISBN:
9780191709067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208548.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the basis of the author's approach to the sequence of remarks on the idea of a private language in Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations. ... More


The False Prison Volume One

David Pears

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198247708
eISBN:
9780191598203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198247702.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This is the first of David Pears's acclaimed two‐volume work on the development of Wittgenstein's philosophy, covering the pre‐1929 writings. Part I of the first volume consists in a brief but ... More


The Pictorial Character of Language

David Pears

in Paradox and Platitude in Wittgenstein's Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199247707
eISBN:
9780191714481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247707.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter describes the emergence of the Picture Theory in the early phase of Wittgenstein's philosophy. The general idea developed in the theory is that a verbal description of a scene is like ... More


Ego

David Pears

in Paradox and Platitude in Wittgenstein's Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199247707
eISBN:
9780191714481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247707.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

‘I’, or if given thegravitasof Latin, ‘Ego’, is a surprisingly elusive concept, and Wittgenstein's concern with the problems that it presents to a philosopher emerges very early in his writings. His ... More


The World that is Mystical

Terrance W. Klein

in Wittgenstein and the Metaphysics of Grace

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199204236
eISBN:
9780191708039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204236.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins with a brief introduction to the thought of Wittgenstein. It argues that Christians have nothing to fear by accepting his now commonplace maxim that the meaning of any word is its ... More


Tractatus in Iohannis Euangelium

H. A. G. Houghton

in Augustine's Text of John: Patristic Citations and Latin Gospel Manuscripts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199545926
eISBN:
9780191719974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545926.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Four types of gospel citation are identified in Augustine's commentary on John. The continuous treatment of the text is made up of the initial citation, most likely to have been taken from a ... More


The Tractatus

Michael Potter

in Reason's Nearest Kin: Philosophies of Arithmetic from Kant to Carnap

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199252619
eISBN:
9780191712647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252619.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Ludwig Wittgenstein studied with Russell in Cambridge from 1911 to 1913, and wrote the Tractatus while on active service in the Austrian army during the First World War. Large parts of the book are ... More


The Second Edition of Principia

Michael Potter

in Reason's Nearest Kin: Philosophies of Arithmetic from Kant to Carnap

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199252619
eISBN:
9780191712647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252619.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

In the previous chapter, it was shown that the Tractatus accounted for only a limited part of arithmetic at best. When Russell read Wittgenstein's manuscript, he was convinced that this was a gap ... More


Carnap

Michael Potter

in Reason's Nearest Kin: Philosophies of Arithmetic from Kant to Carnap

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199252619
eISBN:
9780191712647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252619.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

In Vienna during the 1920s there emerged a group of philosophers — the logical positivists — who wished to deny that any metaphysical questions were meaningful. Although they held much of the ... More


Simple Objects: Complex Questions

Hans Sluga

in Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199691524
eISBN:
9780191742262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691524.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The chapter examines Wittgenstein's doctrine that there must be simple objects that form the substance of the world. Focusing on the 1914–1916 notebooks it seeks to determine the emergence of this ... More


Reference, Simplicity, and Necessary Existence in the Tractatus *

José L. Zalabardo

in Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199691524
eISBN:
9780191742262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691524.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Many interpreters of the Tractatus accept that the book endorses an argument for simples based on the reflection that, since complexes exist only contingently, if names referred to complexes the ... More


What Can You Do with the General Propositional Form?

Cora Diamond

in Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199691524
eISBN:
9780191742262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691524.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Peter Sullivan has argued, about Wittgenstein's Tractatus, that there is no way in which the variable which is supposed to give the general form of proposition can be constructed, and that, even if ... More


Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe 1919–2001

Jenny Teichman

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262788
eISBN:
9780191754210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

Elizabeth Anscombe, Fellow of the British Academy and an Honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, was a philosopher who worked at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Her ... More


The picture theory

Michael Potter

in Wittgenstein's Notes on Logic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199215836
eISBN:
9780191721243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215836.003.0026
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Everyone who writes about the Tractatus agrees that the picture theory is one of its central themes, but there is less agreement about just what is meant by the ‘picture theory’. Some use the phrase ... More


Tractarian objects

Michael Potter

in Wittgenstein's Notes on Logic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199215836
eISBN:
9780191721243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215836.003.0027
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

In the Notes Wittgenstein drew a distinction between components and constituents. ‘Components are forms and constituents’. ‘Every proposition which says something indefinable about one thing is a ... More


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