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By Hans-Johann Glock, John Hyman

The so much entire survey of Wittgenstein’s proposal but compiled, this quantity of 50 newly commissioned essays via top interpreters of his philosophy is a keynote addition to the Blackwell sequence at the world’s nice philosophers, protecting every thing from Wittgenstein’s highbrow improvement to the most recent interpretations of his highly influential rules. The lucid, enticing remark additionally studies Wittgenstein’s historic legacy and his persisted impression on modern philosophical debate.

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Only then could they serve as the foundation of other knowledge. ” Propositions are essentially bipolar, they can be true or false, and they must retain this bipolarity. Only that which could conceiv­ ably be false could possibly be true. This also means that a proposition and its negation must have the same content. Negation simply reverses the sense of the original proposition, but it does not alter it. Neither negation nor other logical vocabulary can therefore be part of the sense of a proposition.

According to Russell this sentence must be either true or false, and he analyzed it as false. E. Moore. These Notes Dictated to Moore introduce Wittgenstein’s fundamental distinction between saying and show­ ing. Wittgenstein believed that now he could explain the difference between ordinary and logical propositions. The notes commence: “Logical so‐called propositions show [the] logical properties of language and therefore of [the] Universe, but say nothing” (NM 109). Ordinary propositions say something and they claim that what they say is true.

Moore. These Notes Dictated to Moore introduce Wittgenstein’s fundamental distinction between saying and show­ ing. Wittgenstein believed that now he could explain the difference between ordinary and logical propositions. The notes commence: “Logical so‐called propositions show [the] logical properties of language and therefore of [the] Universe, but say nothing” (NM 109). Ordinary propositions say something and they claim that what they say is true. We then have to check if what they say (the sense of the proposition) is actually true.

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