Wittgenstein’s account of ostensive definition is examined. Its influence upon the reflections of members of the Vienna Circle is outlined, and their misunderstandings of Wittgenstein’s account are clarified.
Keywords: autonomy of language; defining samples; F. Waismann; logical empiricism; M. Schlick; ostensive definition; principle of verification; Vienna Circle
Chapter. 10945 words.
Subjects: History of Western Philosophy
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