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The symbolic turn

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/9780199215836.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

One of the most profound themes in the Tractatus is its exploration of the harmony between the structure of the world and the structure of the symbols we use to talk about it. This theme began to ... More


Forms

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/9780199215836.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

At the centre of Wittgenstein's project was the task of explaining the unity of the proposition. In his letter of January 1913 he began to move away from an analysis of propositions as complexes ... More


Introduction: Post-Marxism and the Symbolic Turn

Warren Breckman

in Adventures of the Symbolic: Post-marxism and Radical Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143943
eISBN:
9780231512893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143943.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book narrates the history of post-Marxism as the adventure of the symbolic. Post-Marxism involves a confrontation between the relatively rigid semiotic concept of the symbolic order and looser, ... More


Power without representation is blind, representations without power are empty

Bernard Flynn

in The Constructivist Turn in Political Representation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474442602
eISBN:
9781474459860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442602.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In the modern period, power can be exercised only insofar as it is represented. This chapter develops this argument by a reading of Claude Lefort's interpretation of Machiavelli’s account of the ... More


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