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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Symbols in Wittgenstein's Tractatus
Authors: Johnston, Colin
Contact Email: colin.johnston@stir.ac.uk
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
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/817
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
Affiliation: Philosophy

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