Representation and Reality in Wittgenstein's Tractatus (Hardback)
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Representation and Reality in Wittgenstein's Tractatus (Hardback)

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Jose L. Zalabardo puts forward a new interpretation of central ideas in Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus concerning the structure of reality and our representations of it in thought and language. He shows the origins of Wittgenstein's picture theory of propositional representation in Russell's theories of judgment, arguing that the picture theory is Wittgenstein's solution to some of the problems that he found in Russell's position. Zalabardo defends the view that, for Wittgenstein, facts in general, and the facts that play the role of propositions in particular, are not composite items, arising from the combination of their constituents. They are ultimate, irreducible units, and what we think of as their constituents are features that facts have in common with one another. These common features have built into them their possibilities of combination with other features into possible situations. This is the source of the Tractarian account of non-actual possibilities. It is also

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198743941
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 240 x 173 x 22 mm


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Zalabardo's book is overall a valuable contribution to the existing literature on the Tractatus with many illuminating discussions and careful arguments. It must be read by anyone who is seriously interested in Wittgenstein's early philosophy. * Jinho Kang, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews Online *
The book is full of interesting insights * Alexander Miller, Philosophical Quarterly *

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