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The mechanics of meaning : propositional content and the logical space of Wittgenstein's Tractatus

Responsibility by David Hyder
Series Quellen und Studien zur Philosophie / herausgegeben von Günther Patzig, Erhard Scheibe, Wolfgang Wieland ; Bd. 57
Material Type Book
Publisher Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter
Year 2002
Language German
Size xii, 227 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Abstract This analysis of Wittgenstein's concept of a Spielraum, in which the author approaches the Tractatus Logico-philosophicus both systematically and from the perspective of the history of philosophy and...knowledge, opens up a new and important perspective in Wittgenstein research. In establishing unexpected cross-connections between physics, the theory of perception, and logic, Hyder also makes a valuable contribution to the history of 19th century science. In particular, the links he establishes between early sensory physiology and the logicism of Russell and Frege yield a sharper and more plausible account of the notion of a "space" of possible meanings than has hitherto been available in the secondary literature. In showing this notion to be a formal precursor to that of a language game, the study also provides important pointers for the interpretation of Wittgenstein's late work. show more


Central Library 2C_15‐21 005212004008973 倫理/E-20/626 2002

Bibliographic details

Notes Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D. - Toronto) under the title: Spielraum: Helmholtz's manifold theory of perception and the logical space of Wittgenstein's Tractatus
Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-213) and index
Authors *Hyder, David Jalal, 1954-
Subjects LCSH:Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951. Tractatus logico-philosophicus
LCSH:Meaning (Philosophy)
LCSH:Proposition (Logic)
Classification LCC:B23
ID 1001281458
ISBN 3110172186
NCID BA69410819
Vol ISBN:3110172186
Created Date 2009.09.18
Modified Date 2009.09.18

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