Reflections on a Prominent Argument in the Wittgenstein Debate

Philosophy and Literature 37 (2):435-450 (2013)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Does the way authors treat their own works tell us something about how these works are to be understood? Not necessarily. But then a standard argument against the “New Wittgenstein” comes under question. The argument is: the undogmatic interpretation of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus cannot be correct, since Wittgenstein himself later treats it as a work that holds certain positions. My response is: the argument is only correct if the answer to four specific questions is “yes.” The main purpose of the paper is to bring issues of philosophical authorship more into focus within Wittgensteinian interpretation

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 91,139

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

On some much maligned remarks of Wittgenstein on gödel.Charles Sayward - 2001 - Philosophical Investigations 24 (3):262–270.
Phenomenal Concepts are Consistent with Wittgenstein’s Private Language Argument.Francois-Igor Pris - 2014 - NB: Philosophical Investigations (Russian E-Journal) 7:64-98.
Essays on Wittgenstein.Elmer Daniel Klemke - 1971 - Urbana,: University of Illinois Press.
Logical atomism in Russell and Wittgenstein.Ian Proops - 2011 - In Marie McGinn & Oskari Kuusela (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Wittgenstein. Oxford University Press.
Wittgenstein on the substance of the world.Ian Proops - 2004 - European Journal of Philosophy 12 (1):106–126.
Wittgenstein and the life of signs.Jim Hopkins - 2004 - In Max Kölbel & Bernhard Weiss (eds.), Wittgenstein's Lasting Significance. Routledge.
How Wittgenstein Escapes the Slingshot.A. C. Genova - 2001 - Journal of Philosophical Research 26:1-22.
Wittgenstein and Realism.Michael Scott - 2000 - Faith and Philosophy 17 (2):170-190.

Analytics

Added to PP
2013-12-01

Downloads
17 (#795,850)

6 months
6 (#349,140)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Alois Pichler
University of Bergen

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references