The Picture Theory of Meaning in the Tractatus as a Development of Moore's and Russell's Theories of Judgment

Philosophy 44 (168):140 - 148 (1969)
It is suggested that wittgenstein's picture theory of meaning is, In part a synthesis and resolution of the early metaphysics of moore and the theory of judgment held by russell about 1910. Moore's theory of the objective existence of concepts and their propositional role is considered. Russell's unsuccessful attempt at the problem of the false proposition is discussed. The ptm offers a more successful solution, Through the concept of logical form, Akin to the russellian concept of order. But this solution still fails because it does not hold for ordinary language
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