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Objectivity and the Parochial$
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Charles Travis

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199596218

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596218.001.0001

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The Proposition's Progress

The Proposition's Progress

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(p.193) 7 The Proposition's Progress
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Objectivity and the Parochial
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Charles Travis (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596218.003.0008

This discusses the development of Wittgenstein's notion of proposition from the Tractatus to the Investigations. It charts how Wittgenstein's conception of necessity changes from around Philosophical Grammar to the Investigations. If necessity is not just arbitrary, one idea is, that is because of the work of the parochial in forming it. Language games, family resemblance and rule following are also discussed.

Keywords:   Wittgenstein, logic, necessity, language games, alien thought

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