European Journal of Philosophy 15 (3):367-394 (2007)

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Colin Johnston
University of Stirling
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This paper is concerned with the status of a symbol in Wittgenstein’s Tractatus. It is claimed in the first section that a Tractarian symbol, whilst essentially a syntactic entity to be distinguished from the mark or sound that is its sign, bears its semantic significance only inessentially. In the second and third sections I pursue this point of exegesis through the Tractarian discussions of nonsense and the context principle respectively. The final section of the paper places the forgoing work in a secondary context, addressing in particular a debate regarding the realism of the Tractatus
Keywords Journal Article   Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951. Tractatus logico-philosophicus.   Philosophy   Wittgenstein, Ludwig 1889-1951   Logic Symbolic and mathematical
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0378.2007.00253.x
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