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Wittgenstein: Connections and Controversies$
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P. M. S Hacker

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199245697

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005

DOI: 10.1093/019924569X.001.0001

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Frege and the Early Wittgenstei n

Frege and the Early Wittgenstei n

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(p.191) 7 Frege and the Early Wittgenstein
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Wittgenstein: Connections and Controversies
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P. M. S Hacker

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019924569X.003.0007

Frege’s conceptions of sense, truth, and falsehood, assertion, thought, the logical connectives, the laws of thought, and the laws of logic is described as Wittgenstein understood them. Wittgenstein’s criticisms of Frege’s conceptions as elaborated in the Tractatus and associated early writings are described and analysed. The criticisms are shown to be powerful and to undermine Frege’s conception of logic and the primary supports of his philosophy of logic.

Keywords:   assertion, assumption and assertion sign, Frege, function theoretic logic, laws of logic, logic, logical connectives, sense and meaning (reference), the True and the False, tractatus

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