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Sentences as Pictures

David Pears

in The False Prison Volume One

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198247708
eISBN:
9780191598203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198247702.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Delineates Wittgenstein's picture theory of meaning, the view that explanation of how sentences acquire and keep their sense must appeal to the concept of pictorial representation. Pears introduces a ... 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


Negative Elementary Propositions

Robert J. Fogelin

in Philosophical Interpretations

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195071627
eISBN:
9780199833221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019507162X.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Contrary to explicit statements in the text of the Tractatus Logico‐Philosophicus, this essay argues that the notion of a negative elementary proposition makes sense within the Tractarian system. The ... More


Intentionality and the Harmony between Thought and Reality

P. M. S. Hacker

in Wittgenstein: Comparisons and Context

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199674824
eISBN:
9780191761287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674824.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

There is much unclarity regarding what Wittgenstein meant by the ‘harmony between language and reality’ and concerning his treatment of the problems of intentionality. Wittgenstein's picture theory ... More


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