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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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Wittgenstein and the Vienna Circle: The Exaltation and Deposition Of Ostensive Definition

Wittgenstein and the Vienna Circle: The Exaltation and Deposition Of Ostensive Definition

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(p.242) 9 Wittgenstein and the Vienna Circle: The Exaltation and Deposition Of Ostensive Definition
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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.003.0009

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

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