On Roses, Pi, and Understanding

Craig Fox


The §§500s of the Philosophical Investigations are
stylistically and thematically rich. In this paper I focus on two sections in
particular, and I show their relation to questions about understanding, mathematical
understanding, behaviorism, and meaning. Wittgenstein highlights important facts
about when we’re said to understand something, and he applies this to a mathematical


philosophy; 20th century philosophy; Wittgenstein Ludwig; picture; number Pi; understanding; mathematical understanding; behaviourism; contextualism

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