The Mechanics of Meaning: Propositional Content and the Logical Space of Wittgenstein's Tractatus (Quellen Und Studien Zur Philosophie #57) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 57 in the Quellen Und Studien Zur Philosophie series.

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This analysis of Wittgenstein's concept of a Spielraum, in which the author approaches the Tractatus Logico-philosophicus both systematically and from the perspective of the history of philosophy and knowledge, opens up a new and important perspective in Wittgenstein research. In establishing unexpected cross-connections between physics, the theory of perception, and logic, Hyder also makes a valuable contribution to the history of 19th century science. In particular, the links he establishes between early sensory physiology and the logicism of Russell and Frege yield a sharper and more plausible account of the notion of a "space" of possible meanings than has hitherto been available in the secondary literature. In showing this notion to be a formal precursor to that of a language game, the study also provides important pointers for the interpretation of Wittgenstein's late work.

About the Author


David J. Hyder Academic Research Fellow at the Zentrum Philosophie und Wissenschaftstheorie of the University of Konstanz.


Product Details
ISBN: 9783110172188
ISBN-10: 3110172186
Publisher: de Gruyter
Publication Date: October 28th, 2002
Pages: 239
Language: English
Series: Quellen Und Studien Zur Philosophie