The Tractatus on Logical Consequence

European Journal of Philosophy 18 (3):425-442 (2010)
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I discuss the account of logical consequence advanced in Wittgenstein's Tractatus. I argue that the role that elementary propositions are meant to play in this account can be used to explain two remarkable features that Wittgenstein ascribes to them: that they are logically independent from one another and that their components refer to simple objects. I end with a proposal as to how to understand Wittgenstein's claim that all propositions can be analysed as truth functions of elementary propositions
Keywords Wittgenstein, L.  Tractatus  Logical consequence
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0378.2009.00353.x
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