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Frege and the Later Wittgenstein

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.003.0008
 Frege and the Later   Wittgenstein

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In his later writings, Wittgenstein explicitly discusses Frege relatively rarely; nevertheless, those criticisms add significantly to the criticisms of Frege in the Tractatus. This paper clarifies the later criticisms, and explains the deep incompatibilities between Wittgenstein’s later philosophy of logic and language and Frege’s philosophical logic.

Keywords: Augustinian picture of language; explanations of meaning; Frege; function-theoretic logic; propositions of logic; the status of logic; topic neutrality of the logical operators; understanding

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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