Chapter

When the Whistling had to Stop

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.003.0005
 When the Whistling had to  Stop

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Ten propositional types that, according to the Tractatus, cannot ‘be said’ are identified. Wittgenstein’s post-Tractatus account of each of these types of proposition is examined.

Keywords: harmony between language and reality; ineffability; internal relations; limits of language; nonsense; showing and saying; Tractatus

Chapter.  14077 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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