Wittgenstein Against Frege and Russell

Thomas Ricketts

in From Frege to Wittgenstein

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780195133264
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833580 | DOI:
Wittgenstein Against Frege and Russell

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The paper examines Wittgenstein's criticisms of Frege's and Russell's views of logical segmentation encapsulated at Tractatus 4.431 and 4.063. These criticisms proceed from Wittgenstein's 1913 conception of atomic sentences as models of reality and the distinctive conception of sense embedded in this conception. While Russell mistakenly assimilates the structure of truth‐functionally compound sentences to that of atomic sentences, Frege mistakenly makes the converse assimilation.

Keywords: argument; Frege; function; logic; multiple relation analysis; nega tion; picture; Russell; sense; Tractatus; truth function; truth‐value; Wittgenstein

Chapter.  13724 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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