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The False Prison Volume One$
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David Pears

Print publication date: 1987

Print ISBN-13: 9780198247708

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198247702.001.0001

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Sentences as Pictures

Sentences as Pictures

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(p.115) 6 Sentences as Pictures
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The False Prison Volume One
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David Pears

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198247702.003.0006

Delineates Wittgenstein's picture theory of meaning, the view that explanation of how sentences acquire and keep their sense must appeal to the concept of pictorial representation. Pears introduces a vital element of Wittgenstein's earlier philosophy, namely the so‐called ‘saying–showing distinction’.

Keywords:   picture theory of meaning, representation, saying–showing distinction, sense, sentences, Wittgenstein

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