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David Pears

Print publication date: 1987

Print ISBN-13: 9780198247708

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198247702.001.0001

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Sentences as Pictures

Sentences as Pictures

(p.115) 6 Sentences as Pictures
The False Prison Volume One

David Pears

Oxford University Press

Delineates Wittgenstein's picture theory of meaning, the view that explanation of how sentences acquire and keep their sense must appeal to the concept of pictorial representation. Pears introduces a vital element of Wittgenstein's earlier philosophy, namely the so‐called ‘saying–showing distinction’.

Keywords:   picture theory of meaning, representation, saying–showing distinction, sense, sentences, Wittgenstein

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