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Thought's Footing: Themes in Wittgenstein's “Philosophical Investigations”

Charles Travis

Abstract

This book is an enquiry into the relationship between the ways things are and the way we think and talk about them. It is also a study of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations: the author develops his account of certain key themes into a unified view of the work as a whole. His methodological starting-point is to see Wittgenstein's work as a response to Frege's. The central question is: how does thought get its footing? How can the thought that things are a certain way be connected to things being that way? The second key theme is this: a representation of things as being a certain way c ... More

Keywords: Wittgenstein, Frege, truth, judgement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199291465
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291465.001.0001

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Charles Travis, author
King's College London
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