Essay 1: Resolutely Reading the Tractatus

Harald Johannessen

Abstract


This is an attempt to argue that the resolute reading is textually and psychologically implausible as an interpretation of the Tractatus, while at the same time giving credit where credit is due. I still remember the excitement of first reading the relevant essays by Cora Diamond.

Keywords


philosophy; 20th century philosophy; Wittgenstein Ludwig; analysis; concept script; elucidation; formal concept; frame vs content; ineffable; language vs world; logic; logical form; logocentrism; metalogic; nonsense; object; possible proposition; primitive sign; propositional form; reception history; resolute reading; saying vs showing; semantic stance; senseless; system of science; truth; understanding

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