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The Development of Wittgenstein's Philosophy

Oskari Kuusela

in The Oxford Handbook of Wittgenstein

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199287505
Published online January 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199287505.003.0027

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy

 The Development of Wittgenstein's Philosophy

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In the Preface to Philosophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein distinguishes between two aspects of the relation of his later work to his early philosophy, and between two senses in which knowledge of his early work can help in the interpretation of his later philosophy. On the one hand, he suggests that his later philosophy can ‘be seen in the right light only...against the background’ of his ‘old way of thinking’. Presumably this is so because the later work develops further certain ideas that were present already in Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and make Wittgenstein's philosophy a distinctive contribution to the tradition of philosophy. A proper grasp of the way in which Wittgenstein seeks to correct his early view of logic and language in his later philosophy requires understanding the development of his conception of philosophy and its methodology.

Keywords: Ludwig Wittgenstein; philosophy; Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus; logic; language

Article.  12165 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Philosophy of Language ; History of Western Philosophy

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