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Developmental Hypotheses and Perspicuous Representations: Wittgenstein on Frazer's Golden Bough

P. M. S Hacker

in Wittgenstein: Connections and Controversies

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780199245697
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602245 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019924569X.003.0003
 Developmental Hypotheses and Perspicuous Representations: Wittgenstein on Frazer's Golden Bough

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Wittgenstein’s criticisms of Frazer’s explanation of the rule of succession of the priest-king of Nemi are clarified. Professor Frank Cioffi’s objections to Wittgenstein’s criticisms are examined. In an appendix, Professor Cioffi’s objections to this discussion are rebutted.

Keywords: F. Cioffi; interpretation of ritual action; J.G. Frazer; meaning; perspicuous representation; The Golden Bough; understanding

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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