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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


Metaphor and Judgements of Experience

A. E. Denham

in Metaphor and Moral Experience

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240105
eISBN:
9780191680076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240105.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Moral Philosophy

Experience can be difficult to describe and hence requires the use of figurative devices such as metaphors and similes. This chapter argues that figurative language sometimes succeeds in representing ... More


What is Frege’s ‘concept horse problem’?

Ian Proops

in Wittgenstein's Tractatus: History and Interpretation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199665785
eISBN:
9780191749261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665785.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Frege’s concept horse problem is often presented as inspiring what the Tractatus has to say about logical category distinctions and the say-show distinction. But what exactly is that problem; how far ... More


Moral Metaphor and Thick Concepts: What Moral Philosophy Can Learn from Aesthetics

Nick Zangwill

in Thick Concepts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199672349
eISBN:
9780191751325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672349.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

In this paper it is argued that we can embrace thick properties and thick concepts in moral philosophy as well as aesthetics-on three conditions: (1) that thick concepts are not supposed to function ... More


It’s a Bear . . . No, It’s a Man . . . No, It’s a Metaphor!: Asaṅga on the Proliferation of Figures

Roy Tzohar

in A Yogācāra Buddhist Theory of Metaphor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190664398
eISBN:
9780190664428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664398.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter deals with the Yogācāra understanding of metaphor as expressed in one of the school’s earliest sources: the Tattvārthapaṭalaṃ chapter of the Bodhisattvabhūmi (BBh), along with its ... More


Distinguishing the Mādhyamika from the Advaitin: A Field Guide

Mark Siderits

in Studies in Buddhist Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198754862
eISBN:
9780191816369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754862.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This essay discusses the differences between Madhyamaka and Advaita Vedānta. Seeing these two systems as closely aligned used to be more common than it is nowadays, partly due to the limited ... More


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