Wittgenstein. Playing on the Edges of Language


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Francesco Valagussa
University Vita-Salute San Raffaele
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This article aims to show the development of Wittgenstein’s conception of language from a pictorial model to a musical model. At first language is considered as a “means of representation” but in the second phase of Wittgenstein’s work the problem of understanding a proposition and the different shades of meaning supports an analogy with the musical dimension. In this perspective, Wittgenstein approaches the idea of language-game
Keywords Aesthetics   Language-games  Chess  Tractatus  Wittgenstein
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