Essays Tagged: "Ludwig Wittgenstein"

To what extent does the nature of language illuminate the difference between knowledge of ourselves and knowledge of others?

capable of expressing or representing our thoughtsin a manner that is only meaningful to ourselves. Wittgenstein saysthat "..a wheel that can be turned though nothing else moves withit is not part of ... ceptions together and compare them in order to reach a highdegree of consensus about their meaning. Wittgenstein says that"You learned the concept 'pain' when you learned language."2 Theportability th ...

(5 pages) 151 0 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

But What Do You Mean? - An essay on Ludwig Wittgenstein's linguistics and logical theories

avoid such conflicts because of the lack of uniformity in the way people think and comprehend ideas.Ludwig Wittgenstein was a revolutionary philosopher who studied linguistics and logic. Through "The ... statement shows the limitations of logic and that it is only useful when speaking or ordering facts.Ludwig Wittgenstein used "The Tractatus" and "Philosophical Investigations" to explain his personal ...

(5 pages) 103 0 4.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico Philosophicus

In the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, Wittgenstein is convinced that language mirrors the world, and that things which are in the world mu ... by using the symbol 'M' we are showing something; 'M is a thing' is already shown when you see 'M'. Wittgenstein required another form of expression for the things which can't be said and this has bec ... any specification of its meaning.By the time showing is introduced in the 4.12's of the Tractatus, Wittgenstein has developed his picture theory, and shown how propositions in language can represent ...

(4 pages) 57 0 0.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

The meanings of words

existence on this planet unless we find a better means to communicate.Bibliography1. Wittgenstein, Ludwig, "Philosophical Investigations," Blackwell Publishers, 19532. Wittgenstein, Ludwig, "Tractatu ...

(9 pages) 129 0 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Using the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis to Explore Wittgenstein

ho speak those languages. We can use the ideas encompassed in the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis to explore Ludwig Wittgenstein's argument, "the limits of my language mean the limits of my world."Wittenstein ...

(2 pages) 92 0 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

The limits of my language are the limits of my world. (Wittgenstein)

The limits of my language are the limits of my world. (Wittgenstein)Language is defined as "a system of communication consisting of sounds, words and gramm ... ech or hearing which will also lead to an established world being reduced or restricted in some way.Wittgenstein wrote that "it is the structure of language that conditions how we think about the worl ... d words which would, once in use, control the thoughts of the population. We can therefore say that Wittgenstein's statement that "the limits of language are the limits of the world", applies for the ...

(5 pages) 172 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Wittgenstein and Russel biographies

Bertrand RussellRay Monk is a philosophy professor whose first book was a biography of Ludwig Wittgenstein, the Austrian-born philosopher whose brilliance unsettled even the haughty Bertr ... n, creative and powerful in their own ways, swayed Russell's sensibility. Russell saw the brilliant Ludwig Wittgenstein as his natural successor in the study of mathematical logic, and their friendshi ... ugh, and in August, 1921, he rounded off roughly the first half of his life by docking in Liverpool.Ludwig WittgensteinAlthough Wittgenstein taught in an elementary school for a brief period during hi ...

(14 pages) 47 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

20th Century Philosophy

(Strawson, 2004).Another philosopher considered as one of the 20th century's greatest; the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein was another disciple of the upholding of the most basic of elements of communica ...

(8 pages) 98 0 4.2 Sep/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy


This makes television a bad medium for careful exposition and argument (could you imagine a DVD of Wittgenstein's Tractatus, or even a Tractatus-show in the evening?), much more suited to visual ente ...

(2 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media


Wittgenstein's Concept of a Language Game Do you know who set off at an early age to revolutionize m ... ical standing at the time. In this essay, I will analyse the philosophical investigations of Ludvig Wittgenstein. I will analyse three of them.First of all, number 11."Think of the tools in a tool-box ... their application is not presented to us so clearly. Especially when we are doing philosophy!"(74, Wittgenstein) Such an understanding would be as superficial as learning that all the objects in the ...

(2 pages) 10 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy