In Richard Gaskin (ed.), Grammar in Early Twentieth-Century Philosophy. Routledge. pp. 163 (2001)

Ian Proops
University of Texas at Austin
An essay on Wittgenstein's conception of nonsense and its relation to his idea that "logic must take care of itself". I explain how Wittgenstein's theory of symbolism is supposed to resolve Russell's paradox, and I offer an alternative to Cora Diamond's influential account of Wittgenstein's diagnosis of the error in the so-called "natural view" of nonsense.
Keywords nonsense  Cora Diamond  symbol  Russell's paradox  paradox  Wittgenstein  Tractatus  logical syntax  context principle  Russell
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