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„Nowy Wittgenstein” i jego zwolennicy
“The New Wittgenstein” and His Followers

Author(s): Maciej Soin
Subject(s): Philosophy, History of Philosophy
Published by: Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Wittgenstein; Diamond; Conant; philosophy of language; resolute reading; external/internal point of view

Summary/Abstract: The article contains a critical analysis of the main threads of so-called resolute reading of Wittgenstein’s philosophy as presented by – among others – Cora Diamond and James Conant. Two elements of their claims are particularly discussed, namely (1) the thesis presenting Tractatus as the set of plain nonsenses, and (2) the belief, that the reflection on a relation between language and reality necessarily ends up with plain nonsense. An argument against first conviction is (1) an alternative account of Wittgenstein’s thesis about Unsinnigkeit of the sentences of Tractatus (6.54). Moreover, one can show, that (2)Wittgenstein rejects the thesis about impossibility to present the Form der Abbildung with the model of language interpreted as a calculus.

  • Issue Year: 60/2015
  • Issue No: 60
  • Page Range: 223-236
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish