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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


From Truth-Functional Logic to a Logic of Equations

Mathieu Marion

in Wittgenstein, Finitism, and the Foundations of Mathematics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199550470
eISBN:
9780191701559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550470.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

In order to appreciate fully the depth of Ludwig Wittgenstein's commitment to finitism, one ought to look for the causes of his change of mind on quantification. They are to be found in underlying ... More


Schopenhauer's Influence on Wittgenstein

Bryan Magee

in The Philosophy of Schopenhauer

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237228
eISBN:
9780191706233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237227.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Schopenhauer was the first and greatest philosophical influence on Wittgenstein, a fact attested to by those closest to him. He began by accepting Schopenhauer's division of total reality into ... More


Wittgenstein in Exile

James C. Klagge

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015349
eISBN:
9780262300117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015349.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1922) and Philosophical Investigations (1953) are among the most influential philosophical books of the twentieth century, and also among the ... More


Functions, Operations, and Sense in Wittgenstein's Tractatus

Peter Hylton

in Propositions, Functions, and Analysis: Selected Essays on Russell's Philosophy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199286355
eISBN:
9780191713309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286355.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter takes up an important and disputed issue in the interpretation of Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, and uses ideas articulated in the previous chapter to shed light on it. ... 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


Wittgenstein and Modernism in Literature: Between the Tractatus and the Philosophical Investigations

Anthony J. Cascardi

in Wittgenstein and Modernism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226420370
eISBN:
9780226420547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226420547.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Cascardi tracks the implications of the central questions of modernism and modernity for philosophy and literature by setting Wittgenstein’s work in dialogue with a series of contemporary literary ... More


“To Become a Different Person”: Wittgenstein, Christianity, and the Modernist Ethos

Marjorie Perloff

in Wittgenstein and Modernism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226420370
eISBN:
9780226420547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226420547.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Perloff examines how Wittgenstein, the philosopher who considered himself such a confirmed anti-modernist, was in fact a thorough-going if unwitting modernist. She demonstrates how Wittgenstein fits ... More


Representation and Reality in Wittgenstein's Tractatus

José L. Zalabardo

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198743941
eISBN:
9780191803949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743941.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The book puts forward an interpretation of some central ideas of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus concerning the structure of reality and our representations of it in thought and ... More


Lectures on Ethics: Wittgenstein and Kafka

Yi-Ping Ong

in Wittgenstein and Modernism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226420370
eISBN:
9780226420547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226420547.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Establishing the affinities between Wittgenstein’s “A Lecture on Ethics” and Kafka’s fictional lecture on ethics, “A Report for an Academy,” Ong examines the ethical dimensions of the their ... More


Wittgenstein, Loos, and Critical Modernism: Style and Idea in Architecture and Philosophy

Allan Janik

in Wittgenstein and Modernism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226420370
eISBN:
9780226420547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226420547.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

For Janik, examining Wittgenstein’s intellectual relationship to Adolf Loos is one way of gaining deeper insight into Wittgenstein’s concept of philosophical analysis as craftsmanship and thus a key ... More


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