This historical study investigates Ludwig Wittgenstein's early philosophy of logic and language, as it is presented in his "Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus." Drawing on Wittgenstein's correspondence, and on his numerous pre-"Tractatus" manuscripts, the study makes a case for the "Tractatus" as an insightful critique of the philosophies of Bertrand Russell and Gottlob Frege-the Founding Fathers of analytic philosophy.
"There are many useful discussions here. Proop's account of logical constants as "operations" (10-17), his investigation of the Russellian origins of Wittgenstein's talk of the "verb" of a proposition" (33-37), and his classification of problems labeled "justification of deduction" (77-80) are especially valuable. "The Philosophical Review Vol. 111, April 2002."
|Logical Assertion and the Nature of the Proposition||p. 29|
|The Proposition as a Picture of Reality||p. 59|
|Deductive Inference and its Justification||p. 77|
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Series: Studies in Philosophy
Number Of Pages: 148
Published: 14th April 2000
Publisher: GARLAND PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.43 x 14.61 x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1