Hertz and the tractatus logico-philosophicus: A reply to John Preston

Philosophy 81 (2):365-366 (2006)
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John Preston’s useful comments on some of the details of my discussion of one of the possible sources for the Tractatus focuses on my claim that Wittgenstein’s project could be seen as a generalisation of Hertz’s philosophy of physics to a scheme for all possible empirical discourses. To suggest an influence is not to claim an identity. However, there had better not be too great a disparity between Hertz’s views and those expressed in the Tractatus



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Rom Harré
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