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|Appears in Collections:||Law and Philosophy Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status: ||Refereed|
|Title: ||Symbols in Wittgenstein's Tractatus|
|Authors: ||Johnston, Colin|
|Contact Email: ||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Issue Date: ||2007|
|Publisher: ||Blackwell Publishing|
|Citation: ||Johnston C (2007) Symbols in Wittgenstein's Tractatus, European Journal of
Philosophy, 15 (3), pp. 367-394.|
|Abstract: ||This paper is concerned with the status of a symbol in Wittgenstein’s Tractatus.
It is claimed in the first section that a Tractarian symbol, whilst essentially
a syntactic entity to be distinguished from the mark or sound that is its sign,
bears its semantic significance only inessentially. In the second and third
sections I pursue this point of exegesis through the Tractarian discussions of
nonsense and the context principle respectively. The final section of the paper
places the forgoing work in a secondary context, addressing in particular a
debate regarding the realism of the Tractatu|
|Type: ||Journal Article|
|DOI Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0378.2007.00253.x|
|Rights: ||The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com|
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