Logic and Language in Wittgenstein’s Tractatus [Book Review]
Philosophical Review 111 (2):327-330 (2002)
AbstractThis short book comprises “four largely self-contained studies … unified by a common interpretive approach”, the “investigation of the historical development of … Wittgenstein’s early philosophy”. Proops applies this historical approach to Wittgenstein’s conception of logic, his critique of “logical assertion,” his “picture theory” of language, and his discussion of the justification of deduction. He endeavors to “bring out how Wittgenstein develops his views … as foils to the positions developed by Frege and Russell”, arguing that “it is not Frege but Russell whose work provides the most important background for … the Tractatus”.
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