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Two Phases of Wittgenstein’s Concern About Language

Author(s): Nemanja Mićić
Subject(s): Epistemology, Logic, Contemporary Philosophy, Pragmatism, Philosophy of Language
Published by: Филозофски факултет, Универзитет у Новом Саду
Keywords: Wittgenstein; Tractatus; Philosophical Investigations; language; logical positivism; language games;

Summary/Abstract: Although there is a general concurrence about the incompatibility between the two phases of Wittgenstein’s thought, there can still be found common ground. The philosophy of language and its regularity in human life and thought is something which pervades in both periods, as well as focusing on valid and invalid ways of using the language – that is to say – setting the boundaries of sense and nonsense. This paper aims at representing some of the basic ideas of Wittgenstein’s thought and investigating how much of a novum is there, regarding the philosophical tradition. Also, there is a question about the validity of used methods for the purposes of promoting a somewhat different approach to philosophy and the everyday life.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 24
  • Page Range: 71-85
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Serbian