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Tractarian Nominalism

Brian Skyrms

in From Zeno to Arbitrage

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199652808
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745829 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652808.003.0003
Tractarian Nominalism

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This gives a reading of one of the main ideas of the Tractatus. The emphasis on facts deflates the importance both of ontology and of ideology. A given fact can be parsed in different ways. If we parse facts into objects and relations, we can consider recombinations of these as possibilities.

Keywords: Wittgenstein; Tractatus; facts; combinatorial possibility

Chapter.  2830 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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