Essay 2: A Void in Wittgenstein’s Later Philosophy

Harald Johannessen

Abstract


This is my first attempt at releasing some remarks in PI, from the dominant anthropological understanding of them, towards a more biological, or naturalistic, one. At that time, I was not aware that Newton Garver, as I read him, had been pushing very much the same concerns.

Keywords


philosophy; 20th century philosophy; Wittgenstein Ludwig; Darwin Charles; Diamond Cora; elementary sentence; existence of languages; form of life; grammar; invention of language; language game; law of nature; linguistic meaning; metaphilosophy; religious belief; naturalism; picture theory; projection; speech act; theory of meaning; topics in PI; unity of Wittgenstein's thought; use of signs

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