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Wittgenstein and contemporary theories of language

Wittgenstein and contemporary theories of language

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Published by The University of Bergen in Bergen, Norway .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wittgenstein, Ludwig, -- 1889-1951 -- Contributions in philosophy of language.,
  • Language and languages -- Philosophy.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementEdited by Paul Henry and Arild Utaker.
    SeriesSkriftserie fra Wittgensteinarkivet ved Universitetet i Bergen -- nr. 5, 1992 = -- Working papers from the Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen -- no. 5, 1992, Working papers from the Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen -- no. 5
    ContributionsHenry, Paul., Utaker, Arild.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination251 p. ;
    Number of Pages251
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18854550M


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By the time Wittgenstein returned to Cambridge inhowever, he had begun to question the truth of his earlier pronouncements. The problem with logical analysis is that it demands too much precision, both in the definition of words and in the representation of logical structure.

In ordinary language, applications of a word often bear only a "family resemblance" to each other, and a variety. Here I assume that by “linguists” you refer to philosophers on language who are concerned on the nature of the language and the relationship between the names and reality.

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Wittgenstein’s Concept of Language Games 51 Ewing is of the view that there is a hidden circularity as regards the meaning of the term intention. For example, ‘X is good’ implies that one ought to have a favourable attitude towards it.

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Capturing very well the ‘phatic’ operation of language in context, as a mode of action ‘rather than the counter sign of thought’ ( []: ), Malinowski in a sense sees in primitive thought and language the attributes that preoccupy the later Wittgenstein – language defined through use, and meaning though contingent local by: 2.

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Indeed, in the posthumously published Philosophical Investigations Wittgenstein shifted his attention from the relationship between meaning and truth to that between meaning and use, an idea somewhat in agreement with the approach of Wittgenstein’s contemporary at Cambridge, Language, in other words, is not a picture, but a tool.

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In this book, which aims to make Wittgenstein's thought accessible to the general non-specialist reader, A. Grayling explains the nature and impact of Wittgenstein's views. The Argument of the Tractatus: Its Relevance to Contemporary Theories of Logic, Language, Mind, and Philosophical Truth Richard McDonough State University of New York Press ().

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The first is criticized in remarks about Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, which begins with a discussion of the meaning of the title of Wittgenstein's book. As Wittgenstein put it in the “The Blue Book”: Our craving for generality has [as one] source our preoccupation with the method of science.

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