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Elucidating the ‘Tractatus’Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy of Logic and Language$
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Marie McGinn

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199244447

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244447.001.0001

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Elucidating the ‘Tractatus’
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Marie McGinn (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244447.003.0001

This chapter begins with a discussion of the principal aims to the book. An interpretative anti-metaphysical approach to the Tractatus is developed and placed within the context of the current debate between the so-called traditional and so-called resolute reading by Cora Diamond and James Conant. It is argued that although the interpretative tradition to which the reading belongs provides a distinctive, third approach to the work, an attempt is also made to bring out its clear affinities with the interpretations of Diamond, Conant, Ricketts, and others.

Keywords:   traditional reading, resolute reading, Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations

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