Depth Grammar and Surface Grammar of Religious Belief

Lemberger, Dorit Depth Grammar and Surface Grammar of Religious Belief. In: Pre-Proceedings of the 26th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, Kirchberg am Wechsel, pp. 202-204.


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In his book Philosophical Investigations Wittgenstein demonstrates a methodology by which language can be observed and investigated. The investigation"s focus is on grammar since "essence is expressed in grammar� and "grammar tells what kind of object anything is� (Wittgenstein 2001, §371, §373). Yet, what does the concept "grammar" mean? Terms such as Depth Grammar and Surface Grammar that Wittgenstein uses may be hinting to the fact that there are (at least) two grammar levels, however, in fact, he does not provide us with a full and clear definition of these terms.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Religious belief; Surface Grammar; Depth Grammar; Wittgenstein, L.
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Religionsphilosophie, Religionskritik
Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Wittgenstein Symposium Kirchberg, Pre-Proceedings > Kirchberg 2003
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2008 10:12
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:52

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