Solving the Color Incompatibility Problem

Journal of Philosophical Logic 41 (5):841-851 (2012)
It is commonly held that Wittgenstein abandoned the Tractatus largely because of a problem concerning color incompatibility. My aim is to solve this problem on Wittgenstein’s behalf. First I introduce the central program of the Tractatus (§1) and the color incompatibility problem (§2). Then I solve the problem without abandoning any Tractarian ideas (§3), and show that given certain weak assumptions, the central program of the Tractatus can in fact be accomplished (§4). I conclude by distinguishing my system of analysis from others and by explaining the historical underpinnings of my understanding of the nature of elementary propositions (§5).
Keywords Tractatus  color incompatibility  logical analysis  Wittgenstein
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DOI 10.1007/s10992-011-9193-3
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This is awesome. Tractatus power!
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