Some Thoughts on Wittgensteinian “Nonsense” and the Use of Metaphor

Athanassios Sakellariadis

Abstract



There are already several general accounts of nonsense in the wittgensteinian
literature, especially in the articles and books of James Conant and Cora
Diamond concerning Wittgenstein’s “resolute” reading. My aim is not to offer
some new general account of the notion of nonsense but to present a kind of
relation between it and the notion of metaphor.

Keywords


philosophy; 20th century philosophy; Wittgenstein Ludwig; metaphor; New Wittgenstein; nonsense; grammar; language game; form of life

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