Tractarian Footsteps - Wittgenstein Tries a New Ladder

Tully, R. E. (1996) Tractarian Footsteps - Wittgenstein Tries a New Ladder. Wittgenstein Studien, 3 (2).

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Abstract

By the time Wittgenstein started to dictate the BLUE BOOK to his students at Cambridge, the course of his new method of philosophical analysis was firmly set. He applied this method so relentlessly in his critique of private experience and solipsism that it might easily seem that Wittgenstein had abandoned the somewhat favorable position on solipsism he had taken in the TRACTATUS. The argument of this paper is that the BLUE BOOK's criticism was directed at attempts to expound and defend solipsism rather than to the overall viewpoint of solipsism itself, thus reinforcing Wittgenstein's claim in the TRACTATUS that what the solipsist means cannot be said but makes itself manifest.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solipsismus, BLUE BOOK
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Sprachphilosophie
Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Wittgenstein Studien 1994-97
Depositing User: Günther Friesinger
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2003
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:50
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/488

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