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Wittgenstein's Notes on Logic$
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Michael Potter

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199215836

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215836.001.0001

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Molecular propositions

Molecular propositions

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(p.170) Chapter 19 Molecular propositions
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Wittgenstein's Notes on Logic
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Michael Potter (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215836.003.0019

Wittgenstein believes that it is not the complex that does the symbolizing in a proposition, but rather a particular fact about the complex, namely that fact about it which ensures that the proposition expresses the sense that it does. It is this fact — the symbolizing fact — that we see in the complex when we read it as expressing the proposition. The question therefore becomes urgent of trying to say what this symbolizing fact is. This chapter shows that it is not the identity of the sentences that is in question; what we want to do now is to identify what the fact is that we see exemplified in this complex when we read it as expressing a proposition.

Keywords:   Wittgenstein, proposition, symbolizing fact, poles

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