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The Proposition's Progress

Charles Travis

in Objectivity and the Parochial

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780199596218
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595783 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596218.003.0008
The Proposition's Progress

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This discusses the development of Wittgenstein's notion of proposition from the Tractatus to the Investigations. It charts how Wittgenstein's conception of necessity changes from around Philosophical Grammar to the Investigations. If necessity is not just arbitrary, one idea is, that is because of the work of the parochial in forming it. Language games, family resemblance and rule following are also discussed.

Keywords: Wittgenstein; logic; necessity; language games; alien thought

Chapter.  17516 words. 

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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