The general form of the proposition: The unity of language and the generality of logic in the early Wittgenstein
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophical Investigations 32 (4):295-318 (2009)
The paper presents an interpretation of the thinking behind the early Wittgenstein's "general form of the proposition." It argues that a central role is played by the assumption that all domains of discourse are governed by the same laws of logic. The interpretation is presented partly through a comparison with ideas presented recently by Michael Potter and Peter Sullivan; the paper argues that the above assumption explains more of the key characteristics of the "general form of the proposition" than Potter and Sullivan suppose, including, in particular, its claim that the bases from which all other propositions are derived must be elementary propositions.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Anthony Kenny (2006). Wittgenstein. Blackwell Pub..
Bertrand Russell (1903). Principles of Mathematics. Cambridge University Press.
Denis McManus (2008). Review: Marie McGinn: Elucidating the Tractatus: Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy of Language and Logic. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. [REVIEW] Grazer Philosophische Studien 76.
P. M. S. Hacker (1986). Insight and Illusion: Themes in the Philosophy of Wittgenstein. Oxford University Press.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Anssi Korhonen (2009). Russell's Early Metaphysics of Propositions. Prolegomena 8 (2):159-192.
A. Iacona (2005). Rethinking Bivalence. Synthese 146 (3):283 - 302.
P. M. S. Hacker (2000). Was He Trying to Whisde It. In Alice Crary & Rupert J. Read (eds.), The New Wittgenstein. Routledge
Richard Gaskin (2010). The Unity of the Proposition: Replies to Vallicella, Schnieder, and García-Carpintero. Dialectica 64 (2):303-311.
Peter W. Hanks (2007). How Wittgenstein Defeated Russell's Multiple Relation Theory of Judgment. Synthese 154 (1):121 - 146.
Howard Peacock (2011). Is There a Problem About Propositional Unity? Dialectica 65 (3):393-418.
Stewart Candlish & Nic Damnjanovic (2012). The 'Tractatus' and the Unity of the Proposition. In Jl Zalabardo (ed.), Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy. Oxford University Press
Peter M. Sullivan (2004). The General Propositional Form is a Variable’. Mind 113 (449):43-56.
Michael Scanlan (1995). Wittgenstein, Truth-Functions, and Generality. Journal of Philosophical Research 20:175-193.
Added to index2009-03-19
Total downloads65 ( #65,121 of 1,902,047 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #346,256 of 1,902,047 )
How can I increase my downloads?