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Problem formy logicznej: Wittgenstein a Leibniz
The problem of logical form: Wittgenstein and Leibniz

Author(s): Michał Piekarski
Subject(s): Philosophy, Epistemology, Philosophy of Language
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego w Warszawie
Keywords: logical form; projection; isomorphism; monadology; Wittgenstein Ludwig; Leibniz Gottfried Wilhelm

Summary/Abstract: The article is an attempt at explaining the category of logical form used by Ludwig Wittgenstein in his "Tractatus logico-philosophicus" by using concepts from Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz’s "Monadology". Between those works there are many similarities and analogies, and the key concept for them is the category of the inner and acknowledged importance of consideration based on basic categories of thinking about the world. The Leibnizian prospect allows for a broader look at Wittgenstein’s analysis of relation between propositions and facts, between language and the world. Using the Hanoverian philosopher’s terminology allows for the demonstration of the ambivalence of the concept of logical form in the philosophy of Wittgenstein and also the metaphysical nature of his first book.

  • Issue Year: 51/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 99-121
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Polish