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Signs of Sense

Reading Wittgenstein’s Tractatus

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674418172

Publication Date: 02/06/2001

227 pages

2 line illustrations


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  • Abbreviations
  • Preface
  • Introduction: Figures of Writing
  • Part One
    • 1. Logic Apart
    • 2. The Form of Objects
    • 3. “We Make to Ourselves Pictures of Facts”
    • 4. Signs and Sense
    • 5. The Symbolic Order
    • 6. The Grammar of Analysis
    • 7. Making Sense and Recognizing Meaning
    • 8. Subject and World
    • 9. Ethics in Language
    • 10. A Demanding Silence
  • Part Two
    • 11. On Some Central Debates Concerning the Tractatus
    • 12. On Wittgenstein’s Dissatisfaction with the Tractatus
  • Works Cited
  • Index

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