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Logic and Language in Wittgenstein's Tractatus

ISBN 9781138001848
Published May 16, 2014 by Routledge
148 Pages

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Book Description

This historical study investigates Ludwig Wittgenstein's early philosophy of logic and language, as it is presented in his Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. The study makes a case for the Tractatus as an insightful critique of the philosophies of Bertrand Russell and Gottlob Frege-the Founding Fathers of analytic philosophy.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- I. Logic -- II. Logical Assertion and the Nature of the Proposition -- 111. The Proposition as a Picture of Reality -- IV. Deductive Inference and its Justification -- Appendix -- Bibliography -- Index.

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Ian Proops is at the University of Michigan


"There are many useful discussions here. Proop's account of logical constants as "operations" (10-17), his investigation of the Russellian origins of Wittgenstein's talk of the "verb" of a proposition" (33-37), and his classification of problems labeled "justification of deduction" (77-80) are especially valuable. The Philosophical Review Vol. 111, April 2002."