Wittgenstein's Paperwork. An Example from the “Big Typescript”

Herbert Hrachovec


This paper is an attempt to show that close attention to Wittgenstein's workflow as he dissects and re-composes his typescripts reveals a hitherto largely unexplored stratum of his philosophy. The textual basis of this presentation is one of the initial sub-chapters of the "Big Typescript'' (BT). It is shown how Wittgenstein, in these pages, constructs a three step argument by recomposing material taken from different contexts.


philosophy; 20th century philosophy; Wittgenstein Ludwig; meaning; Vienna edition; Bergen Electronic Edition; self-editing

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